Creating open educational resources
Creating open educational resources

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Creating open educational resources

Round 1: Images

Identify the Creative Commons licences

Question 1

What does the Creative Commons licence mean for each of these images?

Figure 1 A trumpeter
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This picture has an Attribution (CC BY) licence. This lets others distribute, remix, tweak and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licences offered and is recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Question 2

Figure 2 A dog
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This picture has an Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) licence. This licence lets others remix, tweak and build upon your work, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This licence is often compared to ‘copyleft’ free and open source software licences. All new works based on yours will carry the same licence, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the licence used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

Question 3

Figure 3 A flower
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This picture has an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) licence. It is the most restrictive of the six main Creative Commons licences, allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

Name the significant locations

Question 4

What is the significance of these locations for OERs?

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Figure 4 The Open University
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The Open University has put more than 600 free online free courses on its website.

Question 5

Figure 5 Cape Town
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Cape Town is the home of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Question 6

Figure 6 Stata Center
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This is the Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2001, MIT was the first university to work on putting many of the teacher-defined support materials from its undergraduate and graduate courses online, in MIT OpenCourseWare.

Define the symbols

Question 7

What do each of these logos symbolise?

Figure 7 A rights logo
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Copyright.

Question 8

Figure 8 A rights logo
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Copyleft.

Question 9

Figure 9 A rights logo
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To remix.

Question 10

Figure 10 A rights logo
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To share.

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