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This curation of resources goes beyond an understanding of Fair Use and Copyright to resources that actually can help you find, use or create your own.

See pages below as a one stop shop for your OER needs!

(Click once to open in-frame, twice to open new tab) Common Craft. Copyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft. Julia’s dream is to make a living as a photographer.

Copyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft

In this dream, she takes amazing photos, people buy them, and their purchases fund her future work. But it’s not that simple. Julia wants to publish some of her photos to help spread the word, but she’s concerned because photos are easy to copy. She could lose control and not be able to make a living from her talent. Creative Commons. Creative Commons. The flip side of copyright - Creative Commons blog - Creative Commons. Timothy Vollmer, February 23rd, 2016 Fair Use Week 2016 is here, and we’re happy to celebrate it alongside many other organizations and individuals who believe in the importance of flexible exceptions to copyright law.

The flip side of copyright - Creative Commons blog - Creative Commons

There are now over 1 billion CC-licensed works available, and these will always be free for anyone to use and share. CC licenses work because of the existing contours of copyright. We sometimes complain about the numerous negative aspects of our collective copyright rules—such as absurdly long terms, disproportionate infringement penalties, and a pervasive permission culture.

At the same time, we also need to support and expand the features of our copyright law that make possible increased access to information, educational activities, and freedom of expression. CC Search. #GoOpen. Expanding Opportunity through Open Educational Resources. Using advanced technology to dramatically expand the quality and reach of education has long been a key priority for the Obama Administration.

Expanding Opportunity through Open Educational Resources

In December 2013, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a report exploring the potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to expand access to higher education opportunities. Last month, the President announced a $2B down payment, and another $750M in private-sector commitments to deliver on the President’s ConnectEd initiative, which will connect 99% of American K-12 students to broadband by 2017 at no cost to American taxpayers. Open Education. Openly licensed educational resources can increase equity by providing all students, regardless of zip code, access to high quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content.

Open Education

Acting Secretary John King We believe that educational opportunities should be available to all learners. Search Results. The U.S.

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Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign encourages states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. District and state leaders are working alongside innovators from education technology companies and nonprofit organizations to share effective strategies and ideas, create new tools and provide professional learning opportunities that […] Liberty Public schools is fortunate to be a part of an incredibly supportive community that provided funding for digital devices for every student in our district.

In the process of the 1:1 transformation, we set the precedent for curriculum resource acquisition to be primarily digital. Simultaneously with the 1:1 integration, Liberty recognized the need for […] Mentor Public Schools has spent the past four years rethinking and revitalizing the instructional program for our students. Natick Public Schools is a suburban school district located southwest of Boston. The U.S. Filtering for Fair Use. How to filter Google image searches by usage rights.

Looking for an image online that you can legally and safely use on your own Web site?

How to filter Google image searches by usage rights

Google now makes it easier to find one. A new Usage Rights filter is now easily accessible on your search results page, as tweeted by Google software engineer Matt Cutts. Here's how you can tap into it: Run your search at the Google Images page, or just use Google's default search page and then filter the results by image.Click on the Search tools menu and then select the dropdown menu for Usage Rights. That menu offers five choices: Not filtered by license, Labeled for reuse, Labeled for commercial reuse, Labeled for reuse with modification, and Labeled for commercial reuse with modification. The images are typically ones licensed by Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation, or are items in the public domain.

A Google help page describes the various licensing and usage options. Google has offered usage rights filtering for images since 2009. Summary Resource. CopyrightFairUse. International OER. Open educational resources (OERs) There is no one, standard definition of open educational resources.

Open educational resources (OERs)

However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: 'Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.' OERs exist within a wider ‘open’ movement and context, explored below.

The open movement.