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Open Educational Resources

What is OER?

Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research:

  • textbooks
  • course readings
  • simulations
  • games
  • syllibi
  • quizzes
  • learning applications
  • assessment tools
  • any other material that can be used for educational purposes

7 Things You Should Know About...Open Educational Resources. (2010). Retrieved June 10, 2015, from https://net.educause.   edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7061.pdf

How does OER work?

Each resource is issued under a license that spells out how it can be used:  Some materials may only be used in their original form; in other cases, learning resources can be modified, remixed, and redistributed.

7 Things You Should Know About...Open Educational Resources. (2010). Retrieved June 10, 2015, from https://net.educause.   edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7061.pdf

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