Highlights from Seminar 2 (10/20): Finding/Selecting OER & Licensing

Thanks for a lively session last Friday! Download a copy of the seminar slides (including agenda and content covered) and the “Evaluating Content for your OER” worksheet.

Following up on a couple of thoughts:

  • Bring scholarly content into your OER: a lot of journal articles, book chapters, and more is available Open Access via the author’s institutional repository. You can most easily find out if this is the case by searching the item via Google Scholar. Please feel free to ask Monica (mberger@citytech.cuny.edu) for help.
  • Assign digital library materials: you’ll want to create a “permalink” to that material so students are prompted to login with their library credentials when offsite. Let Cailean know if you have questions on this.
  • Example wording for assigning a Creative Commons license to something you’ve adapted:
    1. This work, “90fied”, is a derivative of “Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco” by tvol, used under CC BY. “90fied” is licensed under CC BY by [Your name here].
    2. This work, entitled “Version 2”, by First Lastname, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License is based on “Version 1” [with URL hyperlinked] by First Lastname, under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
    3. See more directions/examples via the Creative Commons wiki

One thought on “Highlights from Seminar 2 (10/20): Finding/Selecting OER & Licensing”

  1. We haven’t really discussed the idea of buying licensed, pay-walled ebooks to support OERs. This would require a greater barrier for students to log into the library but we’ll be talking more internally within the library about this topic.

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