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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Adapted from Open educational resources (OER) Guide by UQ Library. We would like to thank UQ Library for letting us use their guide as a template.

Using open educational resources

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Open Educational Resources (OERs) can be used by others (shared, downloaded, modified), as long as any licence conditions are followed and the original creator is credited.

See the Creative Commons section for information on the different licence types that can be applied to OERs and how this effects the use of the resource.

See the Copyright section for an overview of copyright and how it applies to OERs.

Tools with guidance on creating and using OERs

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country

Creative Commons Licence
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 International License. Content from this Guide should be attributed to James Cook University Library. This does not apply to images, third party material (seek permission from the original owner) or any logos or insignia belonging to JCU or other bodies, which remain All Rights Reserved.