Learning by Doing: OER MCQs

Day 3’s task is to design a couple of multiple choice questions to demonstrate our new knowledge of open educational resources.  This is a great example of learning by doing (John Biggs would like it) but alas not the easiest thing to elegantly post on a blog. Here are my attempts (shared here under a Creative Commons (Attribution) licence).

Image Credits: http://openclipart.org/detail/154831/copyright-bomb-by-cliparteles (Public Domain)

Case 1: Still legal?

Context: education; Country: any
You are a lecturer and find a great video resource that you want to use in your teaching. Happily it is available under a Creative Commons (Attribution) licence. You opt to post it on your institution’s learning environment (or website) to support your class’s learning. To brighten the page up you place an image above it that you create by capturing a still from the video.

Is your use of this image within the license?

  • Yes
  • Yes, but only if the screenshot is the same as the opening frame of the video
  • No – you cannot change the format of an OER under a Creative Commons license.

Case 2: Read My Words

Context: education; Country: any
An early years researcher you are delighted to have your first single author paper published. You plan to use the article in your teaching this year to expose your students access to the latest research (it won’t do your reputation any harm either) and already have a PDF version of the article supplied by the publisher.

Can you distribute the PDF to your students?

  • Yes, as you have exerted the moral right to be recognised as the author of this work
  • Yes, but only if the distribution method is private, e.g. by email, rather than posting the document on a website
  • No

The answers are available below

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