What a great learning module! As a teacher of Academic Writing to international students, we push, pull, struggle, cajole, train, scare, practice, practice, practice how to incorporate outside sources without plagiarizing….
But this new-found knowledge of OERs creates a new dimension to the training of using sources! I had heard of Creative Commons, but I had no idea what it was or what it offered, and now I am so very much looking forward to sharing this with my students…and my colleagues.
Previously, I had learned on my own a very limited means to find images that I could use in my teaching tools (PPT, handout, online learning module, scholarblogs) without violating copyright: google images>search tools>usage rights>’labeled for noncommercial reuse’.
Now I can search and use videos, images, and other tools and use them in my instruction with more confidence, and share this knowledge.