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ELLM5170: Information Sources and Services: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Copyright or Creative Commons?

There has been some discussion about the limitations of Copyright and how it can impact the learning materials at your disposal.  A new(ish) movement began a number of years ago, called the Creative Commons.  Materials under the various Creative Commons licenses are available for use in a variety of ways.  Below is a snapshot of the different licensing options:

K-12 OER Sites

Below are two lists of Open Educational Resources (materials made available under varous creative commons licenses) that offer lessons and readings to students and other educators.  Some of these sites will also allow you to contribute your own content, if you wish to share it with your colleagues.

Keep an eye on licensing and copyright restrictions when using any of the following links, to be sure that you provide proper attribution.

Other OER Resources

The following OER sites offer a variety of services, but may be more appropriate for high school and college-level instruction.

Education Librarian

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Neil Grimes
Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470