[Open-education] OER Schools Guidance and Resources

Bjoern Hassler bjohas at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 20:59:46 UTC 2014

Hi Matt,

thanks!! As you'll see in the documents, we've drawn on the Creative
Commons Aotearoa New Zealand materials extensively! (And also referred to
the recently updated Creative Commons Australia materials.) So we tried to
be good OER citizens, and build on previous materials in as much as

All the best,

On 28 October 2014 20:52, Matt McGregor <matt at creativecommons.org.nz> wrote:

> Hi Josie, all
> What great news! Congratulations. We're definitely going to reuse some of
> these resources for a similar project in New Zealand.
> All the best,
> Matt
> On 29 October 2014 03:19, Josie Fraser <josie at josiefraser.com> wrote:
>> Leicester City Council has released four guidance documents and a range
>> of practical information to support school staff in understanding, finding,
>> creating, and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) today.
>> The OER Schools resource packs can be downloaded from
>> http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/openeducation
>> The Leicester City Council OER Schools project provides information to
>> school staff about open licencing, and in particular, Creative Commons.
>> Leicester City Council has also given permission to the 84 community and
>> voluntary controlled schools across the city to create and share Open
>> Educational Resources (OER), by releasing the learning materials they
>> create under an open licence. This permission makes sharing resources
>> simpler for everyone, and provides additional opportunities for schools and
>> school staff. Leicester City Council is the first local authority in the UK
>> to provide its school employees with permission to openly license their
>> resources.
>> The OER Schools project resources include:
>> School permission & policy documents:  This pack includes notification of
>> permission from Leicester City Council to city community and voluntary
>> controlled schools, explanatory briefing notes relating to this permission,
>> and model school policies for schools where the LEA is the employer, and
>> for schools where the governing body (or equivalent) is the employer.
>> Guidance documents: Four documents which introduce OER and open
>> education; look at copyright and Creative Commons licences; support staff
>> in finding, attributing and remixing OER; and cover creating and sharing
>> OER.
>> Supporting Documents:  Six supporting documents designed to help staff in
>> delivering OER workshops; provide walkthroughs for finding, using and
>> attributing CC Licensed materials; and include an extensive list of
>> annotated resources and related materials.
>> Additional materials:  A pack of existing openly licensed resources that
>> are either referenced in the guidance or in activities in the supporting
>> documents, provided on a standalone basis to make life easier for school
>> staff.
>> All of the materials build upon existing openly licensed works and are
>> themselves released under a CC-BY licence. They are provided in editable
>> document formats as well as PDF.
>> Please do review, and help us spread the word!
>> Best, Josie
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