4.6 If you want to know more ...
Each If you want to know more … section of the course thematically presents additional material and resources on the topics for that section of the course.
Understanding open practices and open educational resources
Watch these two videos, produced by the Orange Grove Repository, which explain how to find and remix OER: ‘Creating OER and combining licenses part 2’ (part two). Part two of the video in particular takes a look at more ‘restrictive’ licences such as the non-derivative licence (ND), which does not allow remixing of material.(part one) and
Here are a range of resources that explore some of the best practices, issues and challenges concerning the creation and remixing of OER around the world:
- OER: An Asian Perspective brings together a range of case studies on the varied use of OER across Asia.
- To find out more about what has been happening by geographical location take a look at Creative Commons (CCs) country-by-country list of ‘the most compelling OER projects and implementations of CC’.
- Where OER was created, the implications of a resource’s origin and the need for reversioning or ‘localising’ material for different contexts is discussed in depth in: ‘The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects’ (Buckler, A. Perryman, L-A. Seal, T. & Musafir, S. (2014).
- ‘Cultural issues in the sharing and re-use of resources for learning’ (Littlejohn, A & Margaryan, A. 2006) takes a closer look at barriers and solutions to reuse.
Using, reusing and remixing open educational resources
Here are some resources to help answer questions you might have about openly licensing your own material:
- The Creative Commons wiki on ‘Considerations for licensors and licensees’ provides an in-depth overview of what you need to think about when openly licensing a resource or using OER.
- The Creative Commons wiki FAQ provides useful background reading on Creative Commons as an organisation and also general information on using CC materials and licences.
- Browse New Media Rights ‘Legal and how-to guides for independent creators, internet users, nonprofits and small businesses’ for advice on creating online media.
- If you are based in the UK, it is worth familiarising yourself with the UK government guidelines in ‘Exceptions to copyright’.
Here are some resources to help you remix differently open licensed resources:
- Some OER repositories provide users with the ability to remix material directly on their platform, for example ‘Creating a remix on OER Commons’.
- The Open Education Handbook lists a range of tools that you could use to remix OER, including repositories such as OpenStax CNX, see ‘Editor tools for building and remixing OERs’.
- Test your understanding of different licence combinations and play David Wiley’s OER Remix Game.
- Although written for the New Zealand context, this Digital New Zealand Mix and Mash guide is a great resource and contains information on the history of remix and copyright, why acknowledging your sources matters, ways to discuss remix with your students, places to look for different types of OER and how to remix photos and create infographics. Read more about the background to this document and check out lesson plans for teaching CC to students in ‘Copyright, Creative Commons & mix & mash: lesson plan’.
- The STEM OER Guidance Wiki brings together a range of documents regarding the creation, use and sharing of OER from HEA/Jisc OER projects.
Further resources and articles you might want to explore:
- If you’re interested in exploring the facilitation and possibility of remix and, by extension, mash-ups, read ‘Dr. Mashup or, why educators should learn to stop worrying and love the remix’ by Brian Lamb.
- Find out more about the rationale and outcomes of OER remix in ‘An OER online course remixing experience’ (Mallison, B.J & Krull, G. E.) OpenPraxis, 2015, 7 (3).
Now go to Section 5 of the course.
4.5 How can I share my resources with others?