Get creative (and stay legal): Copyright compliance with Open Licensing, Creative Commons, and Open Educational Resources

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Virginia Tech


Are you looking for materials that you can freely use, modify, and share without having to navigate copyright questions? Do you want to “avoid reinventing the wheel” in developing appropriate instructional materials? Do you want to broaden the reach of content-rich learning resources you’ve developed? This session is designed to introduce educators and authors to conceptual and useful aspects of open licensing of content, Creative Commons licenses, and Open Educational Resources. The session will introduce open licensing and Creative Commons, rationale behind open licensing and the sharing economy, how (and why) to openly license, where to archive, and will provide guidance on finding, properly attributing, remixing and using openly licensed resources. Session examples include openly licensed works for teaching & learning, presenting, and publication. (Individual/group consultations available upon request.)



Open educational resources, Open licensing, Creative Commons, Copyright, Authors' rights