For more information about how Creative Commons licenses are used, visit creative commons.org
Examples of OER:
Open Educational Resources: Teaching and learning materials that can be altered and reused by anyone under the conditions of the Creative Commons license of the work.
Open Access Resources: E-books and articles that the publishers make freely accessible to anyone.
Library Resources: Resources that are affordable and accessible to current students and faculty because the institution has paid for access.
|FEATURES||OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES||OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES||LIBRARY RESOURCES|
|The work can be saved||yes||yes||yes|
|The work can be altered or scaled||yes||no||no|
|New content can be added to the work||yes||no||no|
|A new version of the work can be distributed||yes||no||no|
|The work is free to user||yes||yes||yes|
|User has perpetual access to the work||yes||maybe||no|
Library resources, which are free to students and faculty, are affordable options for textbook replacement. Here are some of the links you might use when assembling course materials:
Instructions for creating links to library resources:
If you wish to link to an e- journal article or an e-book, first locate the item in CU Search. Next, click on the title of the resource, then click on the Permalink on the right hand side of the page (chain symbol). Now copy the link from the Permalink box and paste it into your class section in Moodle. If you want to create a link from a specific database and not the CU Search Results page, you must also use a Permalink or Persistent Link from that database.
The authentication process for users of online library resources uses the same login credentials as TigerNet and Moodle. If you are already logged into one of these applications in a web browser, you should not have to log in again to access online resources during that same browsing session.
If you have been using a link in Moodle that includes “acaweb.org” it is an outdated link and will need to be updated by retrieving the new link.
Please contact the library staff with any questions or for assistance with creating links for your classes.