Getting innovative with oer, the creative commons story


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Getting innovative with oer, the creative commons story

  1. 1. Getting Innovative with OER The Story By Kayode Yussuf
  2. 2. Do we have academics in the house? Do we have researchers here? Lecturers? Students? Publishers?
  3. 3. Do we create content and put online?  Content here refers to researches, publications, lectures, course content etc. Have you ever been concerned that the copyright of your content can be infringed? Have you ever wanted to give limited rights to your content and copyright did not give you this opportunity?
  4. 4. Have you ever needed your content to be widely accepted and usable by people? Do we need to copy and use content during classes?
  5. 5. Creative Commons • Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that promotes the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. • Creative Common licenses are free, easy-to-use copyright licenses which provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. • Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.
  6. 6. Open Educational Resources  Open Education " the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation  "Open educational resources (OERs) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes." (Wikipedia article)  “OERs are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no- cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.“ - UNESCO
  7. 7. Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources  The Internet and digital technologies have transformed how people learn. Educational resources are no longer static and scarce, but adaptable and widely available, allowing educational institutions, teachers, and learners to actively participate in a global exchange of knowledge via Open Educational Resources (OER).  Creative Commons provides the legal and technical infrastructure essential to the long-term success of OER, making it possible for educational resources to be widely accessible, adaptable, interoperable, and discoverable.
  8. 8. Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources  Creative Commons facilitates innovation and collaboration in education.  CC enables easier discovery of educational resources on the web.  CC enables educational resources to evolve and be improved through peer and student edits.  CC offers creators a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their work.  CC enables translation of educational resources into different languages.
  9. 9. How Creative Commons Makes Sharing, Adapting and Finding OER Easy
  10. 10. Creative Common Licenses License Icon Can someone use it commercially? Can someone create new versions of it? CC-BY Yes Yes CC-BY-SA Yes Yes, but the new work must licensed as Share-Alike CC-ND Yes NO CC-NC No Yes, the new work must be Non-Commercial. However, it can be under any Non- Commercial License CC-NC-SA No YES, and they must license the new work under a Non- Commercial Share-Alike License CC-NC-ND No No
  11. 11. Before Licensing  Make sure your work is copyrightable CC licenses apply to works that are protected by copyright. Copyright protects creative expression. Generally, works that are protected by copyright are: books, scripts, websites, lesson plans, blogs and any other forms of writings; photographs and other visual images; some compilations of data; films, video games and other visual materials; musical compositions, sound recordings and other audio works  Make sure you have the rights Before applying a Creative Commons license to a work, you need to make sure you have the authority to do so. This means that you need to make sure that the person who owns the copyright in the work is happy to have the work made available under a Creative Commons license.  Make sure you understand how Creative Commons licenses operate
  12. 12. How to License Using CC Go to
  13. 13. International Academic Institutions using CC OER licenses Athabasca University, Canada Cybertesis at the Universidad de Chile Kenyan School of Open
  14. 14. Thank you Kayode Yussuf Technical Lead, Creative Commons Nigeria Affiliate Chapter 08029730059