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Open Educational Resources

This guide explains OERs and provides faculty members with resources to find and create Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources? 

Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely available, reusable documents, assessments, courses media, textbooks, and more. They are shared by universities, colleges, individual instructors, and instructional designers to both assist instructors in teaching and to ease the financial burden for resources on students. This guide will provide you with links to find OER and links to create them yourself. 

The 5 R's of Open Educational Resources:

Using OERs you are allowed to:

  • Reuse the content 
  • Revise and modify the content
  • Remix the content and combine it with other content
  • Redistribute and share the original, revised, or remixed content
  • Retain the materials for as long as you need