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  • Student Practices in Copyright Culture: Accessing Learning Resources

    Using Schatzki’s practices framework as a lens, this paper reports on the practices of university students accessing learning resources at a research-intensive  university in South Africa. Using a mixed methods approach, 1001 survey responses and six focus groups were analysed to explore how students in three professional disciplines access learning resources, with the focus on digitally-...

  • Open Content Licensing: A Three-Step Guide for Academics

    This guide will enable academics to make informed and purposeful decisions about licensing their work openly. The assumption is that you own the copyright in your own work, and wish to confer permission for its use. The guide is based on the framework of open content licensing, a legitimate, internationally recognised legal practice consistent with copyright law. This guide is aimed at the...

  • Copyright and Open Educational Resources

    Introduction to copyright and licensing; What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Key OER Projects from around the world and key licensing resources.

  • Herzberg, Hygiene and the Motivation to Reuse: Towars a Three Factor Theory to Explain Motivation to Share and Use OER

    The list of barriers and enablers identified as influencing the use of open educational resources (OER) is extensive. However, factors and influences relating to reuse have often been noted within projects operating within a short time span, or subject to other specific conditions which limit generalizability. Evidence of reuse in practice has often emerged as isolated examples or anecdotes...

  • OER Policy Review and Development Toolkit

    This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It is designed to help you review your own institutional policy environment and where necessary institute policy changes that will facilitate collaboration and the development and sharing of OER. The toolkit raises policy questions, and makes suggestions for addressing policy issues...

  • OER Copyright and Licensing Toolkit

    This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work. Whether you are wanting to license your own work, or are tasked with clearing copyrighted documents, you will find comprehensive information about the basic...

  • OER in Africa - The What and the How

    This presentation by Tessa Welch to the Unisa Teaching and Learning Festival provides an overview of OER, copyright matters and on how to find OER.

  • Resource Packet on Orphan Works: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries

    The resource packet on legal and policy issues concerning orphan works provides general information concerning orphan works, the University of Michigan's Orphan Works Project and FAQs on related issues.

  • Resource Packet on Orphan Works: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries

    There is long standing interest in identifying orphan works, books that are subject to copyright but whose copyright holders cannot be identified or contacted. This resource packet on legal and policy issues concerning orphan works provides general information concerning orphan works, the University of Michigan's Orphan Works Project and related FAQs.

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