Five key points to consider when using OERs
|1. Reuse||Content can be reused in its unaltered original form. 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)|
|2. Retain||Copies of content can be retained for personal archives or reference - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)|
|3. Revise||Content can be modified or altered to suit specific needs - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)|
|4. Remix||Content can be adapted with other similar content to create something new- the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)|
|5. Redistribute||Content can be shared with anyone else in its original or altered format - 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)|
Implications of the 5Rs
- Retain + Redistribute = Download and share for free
- Revise + Remix = Edit, improve, customize, collaborate
- Reuse = Class, lab, study group, etc.
- Remix - Content can be adapted with other similar content to create something new. OER collection is a good example of this implication.
- Redistribute - gGve a copy of the content to a friend).