As a refresher before you begin the following activity, recall that each of the CC license terms may be represented by a symbol (or mark):

The GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and a work available in the public domain (PD) may be indicated with the following symbols:

Test your license remix knowledge



In this short exercise,you will consider a number of remix scenarios to explore license compatibility.

The dealer will deal four cards, each representing an open educational resource (OER) that you would like to aggregate for a derivative work. At its centre, each card has an icon representing its media type. The four media types are: Text, Image, Audio, and Movie. Each card shows the license mark of the original resource. The work’s license may be CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-ND or GFDL, or considered public domain.

Your intention is to include supporting text and guidelines for learners with each resource. In addition, you plan to author a preface for the compilation, thus the resultant work will constitute a derivative work. You will be able to choose an appropriate license for the derivative work in each example. The release of your own copyright must be compatible with the licensing requirements of the OERs used. (For the purposes of this exercise you are not required to make value judgements about the license choice.)

You can progress to the next hand dealt by clicking on the “next” arrow at the bottom of each page, or use the links below:

This activity is a remix inspired by the online version of David Wiley’s OER remix game.