Welcome! This guide is for instructors who would like to find and utilize openly licensed materials in their courses.
What do we mean when we say Open Education?
From SPARC: "Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective."
Click on the link below to see a table that provides a simple comparison between institutionally purchased materials and different types of open resources.
Remember! If you need any help finding materials for your class or if you are interested in training about the Creative Commons Licenses the NVC Librarians will be happy to assist you! You can contact us by phone (210) 486-4513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.