When I first drafted this post, I went on a lengthy rant about textbook costs, bookstore mark-ups, and various other related issues. I’ve reigned that in–those readers that work in higher education can fill in the blanks. Simply, if you have even the slightest interest in developing your own course materials or texts, or adapting open educational resources (OERs) that are already published under Creative Commons, do look into it. Even if you are not interested in resources for higher education, if you create literature, visual art, music, etc., knowing and understanding Creative Commons is essential.
Here are some resources I’ve culled:
- MIT Open Courseware
- Yale Open Courseware
- Library of Congress