There are countless resources available online, which makes it tricky to identify those under Creative Commons license. The easiest way to find them is to use websites like OER Commons or merlot.org.
For my project, I will need some English learning materials and video content for creating instructional videos. Both of them are easy to access, and many of them are open for educational use.
If I need to use resources on websites that do not mention all content is Creative Commons licensed, I will check their policy of use, which are often located at the bottom of the website. Reading the statements could be helpful when deciding if I could use and download the content or not. For instance, TED Talk videos are only open for educational use in the class.
Even though the content is copyright-free, it is essential to pay attention to the six different types of Creative Commons licenses.
The list of digital resources that I will need:
- VOA Learning English
- BBC Learning English
- OER Commons for EFL teaching
- Videos, audios, and images
How do you find resources for your educational activities?