Open Education Licensing - Setup

Welcome to the home of the OEL Toolkit

The Open Education Licensing Project was a joint research project being undertaken by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Tasmania. In 2015 the project team surveyed and collected information from managers, educators and information professionals in Australian universities about their current understanding and experiences with licensing issues for open online education. On the basis of information collected, the OEL Toolkit was developed.

An overview of the OEL Toolkit

What is the Toolkit?

The OEL Toolkit is essentially a decision-tree web application designed support the use and creation of modifying or sharing Open Educational Resources. It does this by linking users to information about copyright and licensing based on their responses to a series of questions.  A guidance summary is provided at the completion of the questions. The information and links within the guidance may provide a user with the information required, or may provide the basis for further discussion with a copyright expert.

Who can use the OEL Toolkit?

The OEL Toolkit is openly available and openly licensed. The guidance generated by the OEL Toolkit is of primary relevance to educators and educators working within Australian Higher Educational institutions.

How to use the OEL Toolkit

The OEL Toolkit web application has been designed with a focus on ease of use. It provides the most relevant guidance when seeking guidance on a specific resource. When entering the OEL Toolkit for the first time, it can be helpful to read through the tips.