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Open Educational Resources at the University of Hawaii: 2015 March 16 Meeting


1) Introductions; baseline--how have you  made your courses Zero Textbook-Cost

2) Bill Chismar will talk about the OER initiative at UH

3) Continuum of sharing from All Rights Reserved to No Rights Reserved; Creative Commons licensing

4) Rationale for OER; organization, attribution, public good, sharing

5) OER Repository; advantages include sharing, storage, link to Laulima or other LMS

6) Support to make showcase examples; course design, digitization, finding resources, workshops

7) Resources available to you; Laulima, ITS instructional designers, OER librarian, editorial services



Open Content 5 Rs

  • Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
  • Reuse - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
  • Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
  • Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other open content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
  • Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)

Open Content

How-To Videos

Creative Commons Licenses and Copyright

Your work is copyrighted and unless you relinquish certain rights, others cannot use your work without your permission. This is a significant barrier.

Open Textbook Examples