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Open Educational Resources: What is Creative Commons?

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs), and why do they matter? This LibGuide will answer these questions, describe Creative Commons licensing, direct users to OERs, discuss best practices for developing OERs, and show Indiana University of PA faculty


Creative Commons is an organization that helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work--on conditions of your choice (Creative Commons, 2017).

Explanation of Creative Commons Licenses