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5 Rs of OER

The five freedoms most commonly exploited by OER adopters under Creative Commons licences are formulated as the ‘5Rs’:

  • Retain: the right to make, own and control copies of the content (for instance, to download, duplicate, store and manage).
  • Reuse: the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (such as in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video).
  • Revise: the right to adapt, adjust, modify or alter the content itself (for example, to translate the content into another language).
  • Remix: the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (such as to incorporate the content into a mashup).
  • Redistribute: the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions or your remixes with others (for instance, to give a copy of the content to a friend).
see also Open Educational Resources, Open License

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