For more information on Open Access, please visit our Open Access Guide.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost. Unlike fixed, copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
(taken from https://www.oercommons.org/about)
But what IS it??
An OER can take the form of:
....and more. The key word is open - something made freely available by the creator for others to reuse.
What should you be looking for?
(thanks to Temple University Libraries for the list of resources & evaluation questions)
Make sure you check your links regularly to see that the resource has stayed put!
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