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Teacher's guide: Open materials

Library services for teaching staff

Open materials as education resources

You may gather education resources from open access journals, books, videos etc.

Open education resources are searchable from e.g. web portals, with Google Advanced search or with Creative Commons Search.

Open access publications

Open education policy at the University of Oulu

  1. We encourage teachers to publish educational resources and organize open online teaching. We use strategic actions to support teaching that aims for full openness.
  2. It is the responsibility of the openers of the teaching to ensure that they have the necessary rights to publish the resources (e.g. copyright, IPR).
  3. We advise to publish educational resources using a Creative Commons attribution licence - CC BY. If necessary, a non-commercial use or share-alike element can be added. The recommended format for a licence is: © [Author Name], University of Oulu 2020 CC BY.
  4. We require that all those who have made a significant contribution to the educational resources, including students, must be properly acknowledged.
  5. We recommend that video based educational resources should be published in the University’s Vimeo channel.

See also https://www.oulu.fi/university/node/43683#Education.

Library of Open Educational Resources

Library of Open Educational Resources in Oula-Finna

In the Library of Open Educational Resources, you can search for, find, compile and save your own open educational resources from all levels of education. The service and its resources are available for use by teachers, learners and everyone else in the country. 

Resources are now in Oula-Finna also.


 Handbook on web accessibility for teachers 

The Integration of Web Accessibility Courses into ICT Programmes (IWAC) project, funded by the European Union, establishes a unique partnership between higher education institutions and the private sector, with the overarching goal of mainstreaming accessibility skills in higher education curricula for ICT disciplines. [--] The manual that we propose finds its main target audience in university professors who want to stimulate their students to deepen their understanding of inclusion issues. Rather than pointing out exactly what kind of knowledge is needed for a specific educational profile, this handbook aims at giving an overview of different aspects of web accessibility and its context. Our hope is that you will find not only the background information needed but also the inspiration to include web accessibility in course development, whether it is a small module or a larger programme.

Opening your own study material

University of Oulu Study Materials

The series University of Oulu Study Materials publishes the print version of the book, the online version or both of them.