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Open Educational Resources (OER): Find OER Course Materials

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Creative Commons Licenses

Most creators of OER and OA materials use Creative Commons Licenses. Some OA materials cannot be remixed or adapted, but are included in this guide as they may be the best low-cost options for particular courses. These are the Creative Commons licenses mentioned in this guide: 

CC BY: Allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

CC BY-SA: Allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC BY-NC: Allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, so long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC BY-NC-SA: Allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC BY-ND: Allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. 

CC BY-NC-ND: Allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

 

 

 

 

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