Creative Commons licenses have been sprinkled throughout this guide. There are a few different kinds of CC licenses, but it is extremely important to know the differences between them when working with OER that you did not create. It is also important to know the differences so that you can slap the appropriate license onto your own work so that people know how to use it correctly. Creative Commons explains it best, so go ahead and check out their website on the licenses and see some examples.
The following organizations are dedicating to supporting OER and facilitating their use in academia. If you'd like to further support open learning, please visit their websites. Some resources also go beyond this guide to give more extensive information on OER.
The following chapters in the OER by Discipline Directory have been updated:
You might be wondering about your rights as a faculty member. How might OER you create or redistribute increase your impact? What copyright concerns should you have? Do OER "count" as publications? Many of these questions are still being explored. Many of these resources help explain why:
The collections on the home page link one to the bulk of the OER Repositories available. However, if you wanted to look over a select few textbooks, direct links to some examples are here for convenience.