Today the National Forum publishes its Open Licensing Toolkit to support the use, creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER). The toolkit is the first in a series of resources and planned events by the National Forum to support open educational resources and practices, as outlined in the recent Insight: Supporting Open Education in Irish Higher Education.
The National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit outlines the National Forum’s commitment to open licensing, which enables the creation and sharing of open educational resources. The toolkit provides a detailed description of Creative Commons (CC) licenses, the global standard for open licensing, as well as a 4-step guide to choosing, creating and adding CC licences to resources in order to make them OER, i.e. able to be shared, reused and adapted in different institutional, disciplinary and programme contexts.