"The myriad of learning resources, teaching practices and education policies that use the flexibility of OER to provide learners with high quality educational experiences. Creative Commons defines OER as teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities – retaining, remixing, revising, reusing and redistributing the resources."
- Hewlett Foundation (n.d.)
What does it mean for a learning resource to be "open"? The 5R framework, developed by David Wiley, defines the major characteristics of "open" content.
|Retain||the right to make, own, and control copies of the content|
|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)|
This material was created by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at Clarifying and Strengthening the 5Rs.
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