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OERs: Open Educational Resources

This is a starting place for exploring open educational resources. Open educational resources can provide good alternatives to many expensive textbooks and other teaching materials.

What is an OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities.

  • Retain – make, own, and control a copy of the resource
  • Reuse – use your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource publicly
  • Revise – edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource
  • Remix – combine your original or revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new
  • Redistribute – share copies of your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource with others

From "Open Education" by Creative Commons

Getting Started

Schmidt Library also has a print copy of this book:    Call Number: ZA4228 .S53 2014

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