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If you haven’t discovered already, there are myriad open resources that exist. Often the trouble lies in locating those that fit precisely what you need. We’ve broken down these resources with the intent of making the search process more efficient and effective. For each you’ll find a list of unique traits, licensing information, and an example of how to attribute the source. Click one of the media sources in the Find Resources sub-menu for the details.

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Education
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Lesson
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Module 2: Understanding OER
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We will start the lesson discussing what open educational resources are. Please watch the video first and read through the content. It is important to understand the concept of open educational resources as it will be the base for the rest of the modules.

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Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Module 3: Open License
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A license is a document that specifies what can and cannot be done with a work. It grants permissions and states restrictions. Broadly speaking, an open license is one that grants permission to access, re-use and redistribute a work with few or no restrictions (definition from Openedefinition.org).

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Module 4: Creative Commons Licenses
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In previous modules we had a chance to discuss the background of open licenses and what they are. We learned that Creative Commons (CC) is the most widely used open license for open educational resources. In this module, we will discuss CC licenses– what they are, to what they pertain, and how to mark our works with them.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Module 9: Why OER Matters
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Why do open educational resources matter? What is the point of using OER? Below are some of the benefits of using open educational resources that I have seen while working with OER over the past several years.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington