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Open Educational Resources and Copyright


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Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are intended to be shared, reused or re-purposed within and across institutions. OER are often made available made available under the Creative Commons licence which allows the owner to keep the copyright to the resource whilst allowing other to use it (and depending on the the licence specified) modify the resource.

OER are often kept in repositories such as the OER Commons website, Jorum. You may also find Box of Broadcasts (BoB) provided by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUVC) a useful resource.

OER are often in the form of Reusable Learning Objects (RLO) . These are self contained resources that are used to deliver specific aspects of leraning. RLO can take many forms and have varying levels of sophistication and complexity. Examples of RLO can be found at RLO - CETL a HEFCE  funded  centre for excellence in the design, development and use of learning objects.

An introduction to Creative Commons (544.7kb)

An introduction to Creative Commons (544.7kb)

An introuction to OER Repositories (576.7kb)

An introuction to OER Repositories (576.7kb)

An introduction to Reusable Learning Objects (2147.9kb)

An introduction to Reusable Learning Objects (2147.9kb)

Using OER, Apps and Social Media for teaching languages. (508.6kb)

Using OER, Apps and Social Media for teaching languages. (508.6kb)

* Copyright considerations when using a\v resources (775.3kb)
Copyright and ethical issues surrounding creating and using electronic resources, e.g. video, audio and images

* Copyright considerations when using a\v resources (775.3kb)
Copyright and ethical issues surrounding creating and using electronic resources, e.g. video, audio and images

* Guidance on using copyrighted material - from Information Hertfordshire

* Guidance on using copyrighted material - from Information Hertfordshire

* Introduction to copyright - a self help guide produced by Information Hertfordshire

* Introduction to copyright - a self help guide produced by Information Hertfordshire

University of Highlands and Islands copyright guidance sheet (949.0kb)
A useful resource produced by Andy Brown Head of Academic Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

University of Highlands and Islands copyright guidance sheet (949.0kb)
A useful resource produced by Andy Brown Head of Academic Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

* Audiovisual Citation Guidelines British Universities Film & Video Council

* Audiovisual Citation Guidelines British Universities Film & Video Council