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Education Resources: Creative Commons & Open Access

A guide to resources for B.Ed teacher candidates

Creative Commons & Open Access Resources

This information contains information and resources on alternatives to the traditional "all rights reserved" forms of copyright.

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that "develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation" by providing a set of creative commons licenses and tools that provide alternatives to the traditional “all rights reserved” copyright licenses.

Read more about Creative Commons on the Creative Commons website and on the Creative Commons Canada website.

Open Access and Open Access Resources

Open Access is a movement that makes scholarly literature freely available to the public and allows users more freedoms than traditonal copyright to use and distribute that literature. Typically open access publishers use Creative Commons licences to distribute their works while ensuring the maximum amount of users rights possible.

Read more about the Open Access movement on the Open Society Foundations website and on the Open Access Directory website.

For a comprehensive list of Open Access Resources please go to the Tyndale Library Open Access resource page.

Digital Images for the Classroom

Are you looking for digital images for the classroom? Try one of the following options:

Creative Commons Images on Flickr (
Many Flickr users have opted to make their work available under a Creative Commons license. Browse or search through content under each type of license on the Creative Commons Flickr page.

Images Canada (
The images on the Images Canada website are contributed by a number of different partners. These partners give you permission to reproduce their images for non-commercial purposes as long as you abide by the terms and conditions of the pre-authorized license and ensure that proper credit accompanies the images.

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