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Pages in category "CcLearn FAQ"
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- How can I find colleagues using OER in my field, or teaching at my grade level?
- How can I find more OER?
- How can I find OER?
- How can we reward children for doing good work (by posting their work online) while still protecting their identities?
- How do I know that the OER are trustworthy or factual (etc.)?
- How do I know the OER I am looking at are any good?
- How do I license everything on my site that I produce under the same license?
- How do I properly incorporate CC licenses for the resources on my site?
- How will I be able to afford the extra costs of training teachers to use OER?
- I am worried that I will lose control of my classroom if I use materials that the students can get online. Should I be?
- I am worried that it will take me too much time to organize OER for use in my classroom. How will OER save me time?
- I am worried that students will have no reason to attend my class if the materials are always available to them. How can I avoid this potential problem?
- I am worried that the students will discover better ways of learning the material than I can offer, and I will look stupid. What can I do about this?
- I don’t mind other people using and adapting my work, but I want the derivative works to always remain available for others to use as well, so I should apply the SA term, correct?
- I found an error. Am I allowed to correct the OER?
- I have always used materials from the WWW without any problems, under the auspices of fair-use. Why should I use OER instead?
- I think I can make something better or more appropriate or in the a different language (etc.) than the OER I am currently learning from. Do I have the right to improve it?
- I want to make sure that my OER are only for personal use. I should restrict my OER to “personal use” only, right?
- I want to make sure that the OER I create are used only for truly educational purposes. That means I should limit my works to “educational use only,” right?
- I would hate to see people damage the integrity of my work, so my best recourse is to use the ND term, correct?
- I would like to give some feedback to the author of the OER. Can I do that?
- I would like to include the OER in one of my lesson plans, which I am also placing on the WWW. Is this OK?
- I would like to use OER in my classroom, but I cannot afford to use materials that are not reconciled with my state standards. Are there any OER available for which this has been done?
- I would love to share my own OER, but want to be sure that no one else profits from my work. I should apply the NC term, correct?
- If children create materials in the course of their assignments, who owns the copyright?
- If I apply a CC license to my work, doesn’t that mean that I can never license my works in any other way?
- If I legally post online materials created by a minor, would I be liable if someone else misuses that material?
- If the OER is licensed CC-BY-NC (or CC-BY-NC-SA), does that mean that it can only be used for educational purposes?
- OER are unlikely to be as high-quality, or gain acceptance with the State standards boards, so it is safer to avoid them, don’t you think?
- OER require too much technology, and our school doesn’t have those types of resources. So we probably can’t participate, right?
- Other than cost-savings, what other compelling reasons are there for using OER at my school?
- The OER are in the wrong language. Can I translate them?
- The OER are not quite what I need. Can I adapt them to be a better fit for my situation?
- There is only so much time in the day, so I don’t want to recommend that teachers spend extra time on using new materials or involving students in these ways. Wouldn’t you agree that there is a trade-off here?
- We cannot afford cheap, unreliable learning materials. The future of our children’s education is at stake! Don’t you agree?
- What are OER?
- What if I want to add some conditions and I clarify what I mean by a specific term? Is there anything wrong with adding conditions on top of a CC license?
- What is wrong with customized licenses?
- Who creates OER?
- Will learning with OER give me course credit?