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OER Wizards

June 26th, 2011 by Graham Attwell

Jisc have published two new online wizards to make publishing Open Educational Resources easier,  particularly when there are multiple licences involved.

Amber Thomas, programme manager at JISC, said,  “These are really useful tools for aiding the remix of creative commons licensed content. The wizards are very simple to use, and we hope they will be useful to many people.”

The wizards navigate through the licence compatibility issues which arise when blending Creative Commons (CC) licensed resources into open educational resources.

They have been created for use by JISC-funded open educational resources projects, but it is anticipated that they will have to be applicable to other projects throughout the creative industries internationally.

Prodromos Tsiavos, England and Wales Project,  Legal Project Project Lead, Creative Commons UK, said,  “These tools allow users of the CC licences to make quick, easy and accurate decisions as to when and how to use multiple combinations of the CC licences. They reduce the complexity of copyright law and empower the end user by reducing the need for external advice when licensing copyrighted material. CCUK strongly supports this collaborative work and believes it will substantially contribute to the re-use, utilisation and proliferation of CC licensed content.”

The wizards can be accessed on the web2rights web site.

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