Seven Platforms You Should Know About: Share, Find, Author, or Adapt Creative Commons-Licensed Resources


Creative Commons licenses allow no-cost access, redistribution, remix, and reuse with attribution. This session is for faculty (and others) who want to know about no-cost platforms which enable sharing, finding, creating, and/or adapting of openly licensed or public domain resources. This session features live demos by expert users or creators of a selection of no-cost (some freemium) platforms and/or collaborative communities, including: VTechWorks, Merlot, Open Textbook Library, OER Commons, VT’s Odyssey learning object repository, Overleaf, Pressbooks, and Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation. This event was offered during Open Education Week 2017.

Moderator: Anita Walz Presenters: Anita Walz, Virginia (Ginny) Pannabacker, Kayla McNabb, Ryan Looney, Lisa Pedrides, Melinda (Mindy) Bolin, Hugh McGuire

The chart labeled "Where to find share and adapt OER - no cost platforms.pdf" presents a selection of sixteen different no-cost platforms to find, share, build or adapt open educational resources (OER) or Creative-Commons licensed works. (Some platforms require that you create a login name and password. Others require that you install software (free only for educational use). Some are "freemium" systems which allow you to do some things, but not everything free of charge. Presentation of these platforms does not imply endorsement by Virginia Tech.

Seven of these platforms were featured in Virginia Tech's March 28, 2017 #OpenEducationWk session "Seven Platforms You Should Know About: Share, Find, Author, or Adapt Creative Commons-Licensed Resources."

The document "Links for Seven Platforms You Should Know About.pdf" includes links referenced in the video presentation.

Open Educational Resources, Creative Commons