Open Educational Resources (OER)
These elements can be mixed and matched to create several different Creative Commons licenses.
Choosing a CC license can be confusing at first, but there is an online Choose a License tool that can help. The tool generates a license based on which rights you want to retain and which you would like to give to users. For example, if you want to share your work and allow others to adapt it, but you do not want others to be able to sell your work, you might consider using the CC BY NC license.
Before you choose a license, keep in mind that an OER should be able to exercise all the 5 Rs of open content noted in the Introduction to this Guide. Not all of the CC licenses meet this definition. Specifically, the CC BY ND and CC NY NC ND licenses do not allow for revising or remixing content, two of the most significant freedoms of OER for many instructors.
The National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit
The 7-page guide includes steps on understanding CC license components, decisions that need to be made prior to CC licensing, and then outlines step-by-step instructions on how to create a license using the online Choose a License tool.
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