• A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015)
      Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section ...
    • Blending for Success in Open and Distance Education: Public/Private Partnerships; Human and Social Capital; Free and Copyrighted Content; Mixing the Media. 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-10-30)
      ASIAN ASSOCIATION OF OPEN UNIVERSITIES, Theme Empowering Asia through Partnerships in Open and Distance Education, Annual Conference 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 30 - November 1, Blending for Success in Open and ...
    • Commonwealth Countries on Copyright Matters in Education 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005-05)
      Guideline Document on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions
    • Copyright and Open Educational Resources 

      Prabhala, Achal (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      Open Educational Resources (OERs) are characterised by the fact that their copyright scope is limited by means of an open content license. The “all rights reserved” model of traditional copyright is replaced with a more ...
    • Copyright Audit 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006-11)
      In view of the contemporary scenario where a complex arrangement of international treaties and agreements govern intellectual property, and where countries are under pressure to adopt stricter copyright laws through Free ...
    • Copyright Guidelines 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007-05)
      Guidelines developed for the Commonwealth of Learning regarding copyright and open licensing issues.
    • Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2011)
      Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher ...
    • Importance of Creative Commons Licensing and the Creative Commons Movement to Open Education Resources Initiatives in Nigeria 

      Chuma-Okoro, Helen (2013-11)
      The paper looks at the role of Creative Commons Licenses (CC) in promoting Open Education Resources (OERs) initiative in Nigeria in the light of the newly formed Creative Commons Nigeria Affiliate. It discusses the importance ...
    • Information Sheet on Creative Commons “NC” and “ND” Restrictions 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2008-07)
    • OCL4Ed Frances Ferreira Welcome Video 

      Ferreira, Frances (2012-12)
      A short video welcoming participants to session 5: What license should I use for open educational resources I create? of the Open Content Licensing for Educators (OCL4Ed) event. Session 5: 13-14 Dec 2012. Duration 5:29
    • OER and Licensing Issues 

      Kaushik, Madhulika (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013-08-18)
      Video presentation, COL Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on OER, 18 August 2013. Duration: 35:59
    • Open Education Resources: Open Licenses 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-04-07)
      Transcript from Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2013 Conference and Annual General Meeting, Chinese Taipei, 7 April 2013 "Open Education Resources: Open Licenses" by Professor Asha Kanwar Commonwealth of Learning
    • Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons Licenses 

      West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-08-22)
      ACDE Vice Chancellors’ Workshop, 22 August 2009, Nairobi, Kenya, Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) // Copyright – this is sometimes referred to as a “thorny ...
    • Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2021 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2022-02)
      The present report is the outcome of a study on the status of OER in the Commonwealth conducted in late 2021. Considering the importance of OER in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19, the findings shall be ...
    • Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to Action 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-02-26)
      Slides from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 Review Meeting, UNESCO, France, 26 February 2013, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning
    • Publishing with Public Money for Public Benefit 

      Daniel, John (BC Campus, 2011-10-17)
      A 35-minute video presentation at BCcampus, Opening Education Event "Taking OER to the Next Level", held in Vancouver, Canada (17 October 2011), by COL President & CEO, Sir John Daniel. BCcampus, 17 October 2011, Open ...
    • Reversioning OER: A Guide for Teachers in the Pacific 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-12)
      This guide to reversioning open educational resources (OER) is intended to help teachers in the Pacific adapt OER to the context of their own teaching situation. The guide contains five units: (1) What are OER; (2) Licensing ...
    • Understanding Open Educational Resources 

      Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-08)
      The fact that you are reading this lesson suggests that you have heard of open educational resources (OER). Currently, there is a lot of buzz about OER. Some see them as totally revolutionising how we bring learning ...
    • Using Technology in Higher Education: Post-Globalisation Challenges (Blending for Success in Higher Education) 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-11-28)
      Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Workshop for Maharashtra College Principals, 28 November 2007, Theme: Emerging Technologies in Higher Education: Challenges and Possibilities, Using Technology in Higher ...