Open Educational Resources Community of Learning

Module 1: The 5R Permissions of OERs

The 5R permissions are what make OER different from material which is copyrighted under traditional, all-rights-reserved copyright. ​

Another way to frame this is that "open" in Open Educational Resources doesn’t simply equate to being "free"; in fact, it can more accurately be described as:​

open = free + license/permissions (the 5Rs)

Graphic of the 5R Permissions of OERs: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute

Image source: The 5R Permissions of OER, Lumen LearningCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.