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The CC BY Creative Commons license on SkillsCommons materials provides opportunities for other grantees, other institutions and other users to revise and reuse the materials in a variety of ways to create “derivative works” that could better serve the needs of different learners in different contexts with different technologies.

Guides and Use Cases for Reuse

FORMS OF REUSE AND DERIVATIVE WORKS: UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF THE CC BY LICENSE Download Word Document Download PDF Document ReadSpeaker Listen
This user guide provides a wide range of illustrations of reuse and derivative works that can help you realize the reusable value of your materials.

USE CASE FOR A CAMPUS PROGRAM MANAGER REUSING MATERIALS IN SkillsCommons Download Word Document Download PDF Document ReadSpeaker Listen
This user guide provides you a story (“use case”) about how a community college program manager needs to create a workforce development certificate in foundational math skills for a local construction company and the use of materials in SkillsCommons.org to achieve their goals quickly and inexpensively.

GUIDE FOR ATTRIBUTION OF CC-BY LICENSED MATERIAL FOR DERIVATIVE WORKS Download Word document Download PDF document ReadSpeaker Listen
This guide provides you with a template and examples for proper attribution of CC-BY licensed material that is a derivative of another’s material.

  • OPEN Attribution Builder is a free online Attribution Builder available from Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). SBCTC built this Attribution Builder as part of their involvement with Creative Commons in providing support for TAACCCT grantees.

What is Reuse?

Definition

Reuse “as is” =  no modifications were made to the original material(s)

Example:

Northwest State Community College in Ohio is reusing this course “as is” for students struggling with basic computer literacy. The Ohio Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is also using this course “as is” to assist people who are looking for employment, but lack basic computer skills. No changes or modifications have been made to this course.

Original Material: Basic Computer Skills Course

Reused Material: Basic Computer Skills MOOC

Reuse Showcase:

Looking for more examples of Reuse?  Check out the Reuse Showcase! 


What is Derivative Reuse?

Definition

Derivative Reuse = Edits to the content, including branding, scope, and sequence, have been made while keeping the authoring technology of the original material(s)

Example:

The Industrial Automation Manufacturing innovative Strategic Training Achieving Results (I AM iStar) grant project needed a program management resource to monitor their outside services contracts. The I AM iStar grant project reused the “Fiscal Monitoring Guide” (MS Word doc) submitted to SkillsCommons by the Missouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks (MoHealthWINs) grant project. I AM iStar edited the document using MS Word, removing the MoHealthWINs grant project information and replaced it with the I AM iStar grant project information and saved it as a MS Word document titled “Monitoring Tool” and uploaded it to SkillsCommons with a CC-BY derivative attribution license.

Original Material: Grant Management and Technical Assistance Documents

Derivative Reuse: Monitoring Tool

Reuse Showcase:

Looking for more examples of Reuse?  Check out the Reuse Showcase! 


What is a Makeover?

Definition

Makeover = Innovative technologies that have been applied to the original material(s) to transform them into more usable, UDL, and effective resources(s). Edits to the branding, scope, and sequence are made to the original content as well.

Example:

The goal of this makeover was to transform Word documents that students would read into more interactive learning experiences. Documents used in this makeover were contributed by Air Washington. Tools used in this makeover include SoftChalk for editing the content and ReadSpeaker for adding text-to-speech support. The makeover requirements were provided by SkillsCommons to SoftChalk consultants and the SoftChalk consultants implemented the design. The makeovers were supported by SkillsCommons and Air Washington.

Before and After:

PART 1 Original Material (BEFORE) | Makeover Implemented (AFTER) See page 4 of Makeover to review interactivity, embedded videos, & self-check assessment.and page 6 for an embedded quiz.

PART 2  Original Material (BEFORE) |  Makeover Implemented (AFTER) See page 5 of Makeover to review interactivity & self-check assessment, and page 6 for embedded quiz.

Learn more about How to Implement a Makeover.

Makeover Showcase:

Looking for more examples of Makeovers?  Check out the Makeover Showcase!

Interactive Content Makeover