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Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER)

Use this guide to deepen your understanding of affordable and open educational resources and to find, evaluate, and integrate A&OER to support student success. 

Open Licenses & License Terms

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons licenses help you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that created a set of simple, easy-to-understand copyright licenses. These are legally enforceable licenses that are meant to be simple to implement and easy for the average person to understand, and can be used to provide access to creative work in a standardized fashion.

The video below describes the origins and mission of the Creative Commons initiative:

One of the best ways to learn about Creative Commons is to watch our videos.

Creative Commons License

Get Creative by Creative Commons is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY) license. For more information, please visit the Creative Commons page for this video.

Creative Commons Licensing

Creative Commons

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. 

Creative Commons Platforms

CC platforms make it easy for users to discover and collaborate on images, video, music, research and educational texts. This page highlights some of the best known platforms for sharing CC content. Content on these platforms is searchable and shareable across the web thanks to CC licenses.

Creative Commons Platforms

Creative Commons: Choose a License

New to Creative Commons? [ Considerations before licensing ] [ How the licenses work ]

Creative Licenses

Creative Commons and Attribution

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000