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Where did the questions and answers in this FAQ section come from?

All of the questions and answers in this FAQ section were taken from "A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)", prepared for the Commonwealth of Learning by Neil Butcher and edited by Asha Kanwar (COL) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO).

Additional questions and answers may be found in the guide, including:
  • Does use of OER preclude use of commercial content?
  • What policy changes are needed for institutions to make more effective use of OER?
  • What are the best ways to build capacity in OER?
  • Where do I find OER?
  • How can I share my OER with others?
  • How much can I change OER for my own purposes?
  • How open is an open licence?


Discover the new CC Search and register for the CC Global Summit!
October 29, 2019
Try the new CC image search with over 300 million imagesfrom 19 collections and easier attribution. Early Bird Registration is Open for the CC Global Summit! The 2020 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit is returning toLisbon, Portugal on 14-16 May! We’ve grown the CC Global Summit every year ashundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers,technologists, and more have joined us for discussion, debate, workshops,planning, talks, and community building. ...

Colorado OER Annual Report
October 29, 2019
A new report titled “Colorado Rises: TransformingEducational Practices through Open Educational Resources”  highlights the need for wide-scale implementation of open educational resources (OER). In the first year of implementation, Colorado students are saving $3.4 million thanks to OER developed through the statewide grant program. ...

Methodological guide for assessing impact
August 12, 2019
Check out this new offering from the Publications Office of the European Union, the Methodological guide for assessing impact of open e-textbook programs

OER Research Toolkit
August 12, 2019
Here is a collection of guidebooks and tools from the Open Education Group OER Research Toolkit

OER Adoption Impact Calculator
August 12, 2019
David Wiley's OER Adoption Impact Calculator is available here