Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians

The book, Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians, is now published under CC BY and offers an additional way to access the openly licensed CC Certificate content. It’s available in print at the ALA store, or it can be downloaded from our website!

Whether you’re a volunteer, professor, instructional designer, researcher, administrator or technologist—or simply looking for a great holiday gift—this book offers a background on copyright law, as well as a clear guide to open licensing and open advocacy. You can read this book on its own or while taking the CC Certificate course.

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, “providing leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

After initial collaboration with the ALA on “Copytalk” webinars, we were delighted to partner with them for this project under the shared goal of increasing equitable access to information.

The OER Starter Kit – Simple Book Publishing

“This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education….”

The OER Starter Kit – Simple Book Publishing

OER World Map

OER World Map?

The goal of the OER World Map is to illuminate the global Open Educational Resources movement by facilitating interaction and collaboration. It collects and shares open data about actors and activities related to OER. The supplied information supports a wide range of use cases.

UH OER Training

A three-part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery modes.

Commercial Platforms that Utilize OER

Commercial Platforms that Utilize Open Educational Resources.

A Crowdsourced Tool for Sharing Information and Assessing Products.

A new tool for sharing information about commercial platforms containing #OER is out! It is a public Google Sheet, so feel free explore, edit, & update it as you like!

Originally created: Abbey Elder