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Course materials’ licensing

OER is usually governed by Creative Commons This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. licenses that enable users to download, customize or print these resources without expressed written consent of the author. In contrast, new commercial companies provide free access to their content online, while charging lower prices for print products and supplemental services including enhanced OERs with adaptive learning capabilities. Link to our copyright CC commons page.

Zero Cost Course Materials (ZCCM)

There is a plethara of information related to Zero Cost Course materials (ZCCM).  Below are links to eligibility suggestions, legislation and resource websites.  ZCCM resources are those that have no cost to access/obtain.