This post originally appeared here on 29th January 2015 under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
TES goes to Creative Commons! The help page on “Which Creative Commons licences can I choose from?” (updated Jan 13, 2015) states
We will be asking that every free resource uploaded to the TES site is given a Creative Commons licence.
The licences on offer are CC BY, CC BY-SA, and CC BY-ND.
It is so very encouraging to see that the page “Why choose a Creative Commons licence for my resources?” quotes (and attributes) the OER Guidance:
When educators share resources informally with colleagues, their expectations and conditions for sharing may not be explicit. When sharing resources more widely, it is important to be clear about the expectations that we have.
By openly licensing resources, clear permission communicated by specific licensing terms has been provided up front so that school staff, and anyone else, can reuse and, depending upon the licensing terms, edit and adapt existing works to best suit their teaching aims and the needs of their learners. These adaptations can also be freely shared with others. Open licences, including the Creative Commons licences, provide educators and everyone else with a clear, simple way to specify how resources can be used and reused, and how the work should be credited.
You use TES Resources because it provides a bank of education materials created for teachers, by teachers. By applying a Creative Commons licence, you can be clear on just how you want people to use your resource.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Extracted and remixed from OER Guidance for Schools (2014), by Björn Haßler, Helen Neo and Josie Fraser. Published by Leicester City Council, available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
(Also see: https://www.tes.co.uk/content/share-resources-your-terms and access the OER Guidance here or here.)
Björn Haßler has over 15 years of experience in education and international development. He is an advocate for Global Public Goods, Open Access, and Open Education and their role in global equity