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Open Educational Resources (OER) & Affordable Texts

Guide to free or affordable resources

Guide Reuse and Attribution

This LCCC Libraries Open Education Resources (OER) LibGuide is a derivative of several OER guides, with attribution noted in specific pages along with the corresponding Creative Commons license.  The general structure and layout of this guide is adapted from NSU Libraries Open Education Resources (OER) LibGuide

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

The 5 Rs of Using OER

The 5 Rs of Using OER

Within the bounds of Creative Commons licensing there are 5 key points to consider when using OERs:

The 5 Rs of Using OERsImage by BCOER Librarians CC 4.0  Taken From BCcampus


Within the bounds of Creative Commons licensing there are 5 key points to consider when using OERs:

  1. Reuse - Content can be reused in its unaltered original format - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
  2. Retain - Copies of content can be retained for personal archives or reference - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
  3. Revise - Content can be modified or altered to suit specific needs - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
  4. Remix - Content can be adapted with other similar content to create something new- the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
  5. Redistribute - Content can be shared with anyone else in its original or altered format - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)

OERs include a wide range of materials: assessments, assignments, books, case studies, courses, journals, primary sources, reference materials, simulations, tutorials, tests, and textbooks.

https://libraries.etsu.edu/research/oer/home: This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at http://opencontent.org/definition

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