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What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?
OERs are free, re-mixable, shareable educational tools, such as textbooks and lesson plans, that faculty can adapt as they see fit. OERs’ accelerating spread across the academy is driven by licenses that permit re-use, re-production and adaptation of these tools by anyone.
- For faculty, the benefits include unlimited flexibility in designing a text, time saved by adopting existing work, and the opportunity to contribute to open and free platforms.
- For our students, OERs are free textbooks that offer huge savings when compared to traditional textbooks.
The following are the 5 attributes of OERs
Interested in learning more about OERs? Here are some suggested resources:
Open Educational Resources Basics