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Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks: Creative Commons Licensing

Adopting and Creating Open Educational Resources (OER)

Creative Commons Licensing

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"When educational resources are digital and openly licensed under Creative Commons licenses, they can be shared with everyone for the marginal cost of $0. Textbooks, courses, and lesson plans become free and easy to find, share, customize, and combine. Thanks to CC licenses, learners can find and incorporate free materials for reports and presentations, educators can customize textbooks and lesson plans, universities can distribute video lectures to a global audience, and publishers can adapt materials and develop services for an enhanced learning experience" -[Creative Commons]

More about Creative Commons

Read more about Creative Commons licenses and how to apply them to your OER work on our Creative Commons guide.