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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

How to use OERs: Understanding licenses

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are generally made freely available by one of the 6 Creative Commons (CC) licenses. These licenses enable people to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute (5Rs) the resource depending on the license. All CC licenses require attribution of the creator.

The Open Educational Licensing (OEL) Toolkit has been designed by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Tasmania for those in the higher education sector. It is a decision-tree web application that helps reduce the complexity around CC licensing so that educators can easily use OERs in their teaching and learning practice.

Click on the image below to get started:

OEL Toolkit home page

Useful CC links:

About the licenses

Attributing Creative Commons Materials

Creative Commons Australia