Sharing your own educational material for re-use

Why, where and how to share your own teaching material.

Why would you share?

There are many reasons to share the work you've created.
If you share your work, others don’t have to start from scratch but can build upon your work, and vice versa. When sharing your material, you increase your reach as a teacher, you make yourself more visible and you meet other teachers. And, finally, others may give you valuable feedback that may improve your course.

Where to share: Library for Learning

You can share your course material on different platforms. You can use Youtube, Slideshare or Flickr to share videos, images and presentations. Or you can upload your material to an institutional website, like TU Delft OpenCourseWare and MIT OpenCourseWare. You can also use Open Educational Resources platforms such as Wikiwijs and MERLOT II to upload and store your teaching material so that is can be freely used by others.

The Library for Learning is a platform especially designed for Wageningen University teachers to find and share content. The portal already includes hundreds of teaching materials such as videos (knowledge clips (WUR-TV), practicumclips, videos from MOOCs), Master theses, e-modules, audioclips and infographics. Use the new upload feature of the Library for Learning to share your educational resources.

How to share: license your work!

When you want to share teaching material like images, videos, infographics, assigments or assessments, we recommend you license your work with a Creative Commons license. In this way your work is not only freely available, but others also know what they may do with the material.
The licenses ‘CC BY’ and ‘CC BY-SA’ are preferred. These licenses give permission to reuse, modify and adapt.
Find examples on how to license various materials in Marking your work with a CC license.

When you release your work either with a CC license or in the public
domain, you have to ensure your work is free of copyright. Therefore, create your work with original material combined with open content material, that is material with a CC licence or from the public domain, and/or work with material that you have permission to reuse.