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OUTLINE / CONTENTS
- Cataloging and Discovery of OER
- Communities of Support
- Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use, and OER Usage Rights
- Impact of OER
- Promotion, Marketing, and Advocacy of OER
- Teach with OER
- Training and Online Courses on OER
Cataloging and Discovery of OER
BCcampus MARC Records
MARC records for the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
Open Textbook Library MARC Record Batch
An automatically-generated, cumulative file of MARC bibliographic records for content in the Open Textbook Library. Records are in the public domain and available under a Creative Commons CC0 license.
Communities of Practice and Support
Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use, and OER Usage Rights
Stanford University Libraries Copyright & Fair Use Charts and Tools
A variety of tools to help users determine copyright status and whether or not a usage would be considered fair use. Additionally, the site collects links to best practices from several professional organizations.
Creative Commons: CC Licenses and Examples
An explanation of each type of Creative Commons license and what they permit with real world examples of how each is used.
Creative Commons: Choose a License
Interactive form to help you choose the best Creative Commons license to share a work the way you want.
Copyright Education and Information - Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC)
Up-to-date resource on copyright and other intellectual property rights organized with sections for Faculty and Instructors, Students, Social Media, and Plagiarism and Infringement. Created with open educational resources and open access materials in mind.
Copyright for Educators (K-12/HE)
Self-paced Canvas course from Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. At the end of this course, you should understand copyright and fair use and be able to apply them in project-based learning situations, including knowing how to help students find creative work that is free and legal to re-use and share.
Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digtial Citizens
Resources for teaching copyright and fair use including curricula for elementary school, middle school, and high school as well as professional development for teachers.
Copyright.gov - Engage Your Creativity
An introduction to how copyright applies to and affects works you create as well as how you can use the copyright-protected materials of others. Includes information on basic copyright, copyright registration, visual art, photography, musical works and sound recordings, fair use, and the public domain.
Copyright Crash Course (University of Texas Libraries)
Extensive introduction to many aspects of copyright law in the United States, including fair use, Creative Commons, public domain, Section 108, and the TEACH Act.
From Identifying to Adapting to Authoring OER: Copyright Law and Creative Commons Licenses (OpenOregon, Archived Webinar)
Covers questions about copyright and open licensing that come up when working with OER. Includes a discussion of foundational knowledge, questions and common challenges, and fair use and attribution for third-party copyrighted works.
Impact of OER
The COUP Framework
The COUP Framework is the Open Education Group’s approach to studying the impact of open educational resources (like open textbooks) and open pedagogy in secondary and post-secondary education. COUP stands for: Cost, Outcomes, Usage, and Perceptions.
Open Education Group: The Review Project
A summary of all known empirical research on the impacts of OER adoption.
Promotion, Marketing, and Advocacy of OER
Training and Online Courses on OER
Introduction to Open Educational Resources
(Course Authors: Rachel Arteaga and Suzanne Wakim) "This course serves as an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) providing faculty with new options for selecting textbooks and other resources so they can make the best decisions for their students." Includes a module on licensing, copyright, Creative Commons, fair use, etc.
The OER Starter Kit (Iowa State University)
(By Abby Elder) This introductory text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. It is freely available in multiple formats via the Iowa State University Digital Press.
The OER Starter Kit Workbook (Iowa State University)
(By Abby Elder and Stacy Katz) This workbook is a remix of The OER Starter Kit with worksheets to help instructors practice the skills they've learned along the way. It is freely available via CUNY's Manifold platform.
University of Hawaii OER Training
A three-part training guide for higher education instructors covering: OER introduction, Copyright and OER, and OER Creation and Adaption.
OER Faculty Development Workshop (CUNY)
A two-week, fully online, asynchronous workshop on OER hosted by the City University of New York. The workshop focuses on a process of exploring, evaluating, and selecting resources.
WV Open Educational Resources
WV Open Educational Resources
Powered by WVNET, this site seeks to support and gather information on the adoption and creation of OER in West Virginia. Information on the West Virginia Open Education Resources Grant (presented by the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the Community and Technical College System) can be found here.
Digital Resources Librarian
West Virginia Library Commission
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