The Creative Commons organisation provides Creative Commons (CC) licences, which were created to provide a standardized means to content creators to define copyright permissions, i.e., to clarify to which extent others can copy, distribute, and use those works. These licences were designed to be easily apprehended and used internationally through simple wording and self-explanatory, easy-to-understand symbols. The anatomy of CC licenses can include one – e.g. “CC BY” – Attribution, “CC SA” – Share Alike, “CC NC” – Non Comercial, “CC ND” – No Derivative Works, etc. – standing alone or combined.
Educators can find OERs in OER commons but also, in search services provided by other organisations. You can also use Open Author tool on OER Commons to protect and manage the resources created or remixed by you before sharing.