A guidance document for organisations and government departments has been produced as part of a project by the titled:
It is part of a report titled: . The project was funded by the World Bank and DfID under their Ed Tech Hub.
Summary of Guidance:
When implementing OER in education, it is useful for governments to consider the following aspects:
1. Openly license and freely share all publicly funded works using Creative Commons licenses which are considered the global standard for open content licenses and are interoperable and make content remixable.
2. Work systematically to fulfil areas of action in the UNESCO Recommendation on OER and the .
3. Learn about and set a default Creative Commons (CC) license (usually CC-BY or CC-BY-SA) to be included on all shared works.
4. Ensure all CC licensed works are appropriately attributed using the (Title, Author, Source, and License).
5. Establish institutional that support educators using and sharing OER.
6. Establish a process to approve a more restrictive CC license for a work should one be required.
7. Enforce the open licensing and sharing of all public and donor funded works.
8. Refer questions about CC open licenses, open education policies, and the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendations on OER to .
Open License Guidance Note
Guidance note: Sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) with Creative Commons (CC) open licenses