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E-tivities, 2nd Edition by Gilly Salmon

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Resources for practitioners 3 Using other people’s digital materials (OERs)

Information professionals spend their working lives advising on the use of materials I’m to cover in one resource.

What follows are some ‘rules of thumb’ that might give you more confidence and fabulous sparks.

  1. You need to understand how you can use other people’s digital material in your design and delivery of e-tivities.
  2. Check before you take… most sites say what you can do with the materials on the site. If they don’t, you might be able to make some reasonable assumptions based on the information that follows.
  3. Always acknowledge the author, contributors and source. Why not be generous? And it is good practice too.
  4. Always consider a resource that is already available ...

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