Make and own copies of the resource indefinitely
Use the resource in a variety of ways
Adapt, modify and improve the resource
Combine the resource with other resources to create a new work
Share the resource with others
|How can faculty use?
|Any type of resource that is available without barriers and freely distributed online
|Only with CC license
|Creators wish to share their work with others in order to increase usage and access to users around the globe
|You can link to resource
|Source code that is made freely available for possible modification and redistribution
|Creators wish to share their work with others in order to increase usage and access to users around the globe.
|You can alter code to fit your own needs
|Open Educational Resources (OERs)
|Text, media, and digital content that is freely available and has a Creative Commons license that allows for potential modification and redistribution
|Yes, with CC license (may vary)
|Resources provided by their creator to allow users the ability to alter them.
|Following the CC license you can alter the materials with attribution
|A central location where online resources, such as journals, databases, media, eBooks and other resources are stored
|Provides central access to a variety of resources that are Open Educational and able to be altered.
|Use this source for finding OERs
|Teaching practice that engages students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it, otherwise known as Open Educational Practices (OEPs)
|Provides an alternative teaching method that incorporates student work into a larger project such as an eBook or wiki, allowing the student to create a renewable product. These products can be used in the students' ePortfolios, in future courses by the faculty, and as resources for other students.
|wikis developed by faculty and students
|Use this method of instruction as an alternative to conventional practices.