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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Providing open license and useful learning & teaching materials from prestigious universities around the world to support learning and teaching activities at RMIT University and other universities in Vietnam.

Creative Commons licenses

Open Educational Resources are subject to Creative Commons Licensing.

Creative Commons Licensing offers six following types of license:

  •  Attribution (BY): Allow  to copy, adapt, modify, share the work as long as the original creators are credited for any purposes. 
  •  Attribution (BY)-Share Alike (SA): All rights as Attribution (BY) license and new creations have to be licensed under same terms as the original work. 
  •  Attribution (BY)- No Derives (ND): Allow to copy, share but keep the work unchanged and in whole for any purposes.
  •  Attribution (BY) - Non-commercial (NC): Allow  to copy, adapt, modify, share the work for non-commercial purposes only.
  •  Attribution (BY) - Non-commercial (NC) - Share Alike (SA): All rights as Attribution (BY)-Share Alike (SA) license but for non-commercial purposes only.
  •  Attribution (BY) - Non-commercial (NC) - No Derives (ND)All rights as Attribution (BY) - No Derives (ND) license but for non-commercial purposes only

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Notice: Not all OERs use the same licensing restriction. It is important to check the permissions of the OER before using them to ensure compliance with the terms. 

Creative Commons Explaination

OEL Toolkit

OEL Toolkit is a outcome of The Open Education Licensing Project which was a joint research and development project undertaken by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Tasmania in 2015/16. In 2015 the project team surveyed and collected information from managers, educators and information professionals in Australian universities about their understanding and experiences with licensing issues for open online education. On the basis of information collected, in 2016 the team developed the tool to support the use and development of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Australian higher education sector. (Source: Open Education Licensing).


Creative Commons licensing tool

You may take a look at the Considerations for licensors and licensees page for more information before you give licenses to your works.

Click on Creative Commons website  to access tools and recommended platforms to share your work. It's helps you determine which Creative Commons License is right for you in a few easy steps.