Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or that have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others. OER confer significant dollar savings while also giving learners ready access to a wide range of high-quality, highly flexible educational materials. Open content offers faculty a means to customize curriculum to better align with learner needs and interests and to collaborate in new ways with peers worldwide.
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The 5 R’s of Open Education*:
* Always be sure to check the license the content is offered under and follow usage and citation practices accordingly.
The section contains a selection of repositories and websites for finding different types of OER and/or open access materials.
A Range of OER Materials (textbooks, courseware, syllabi, modules, etc.)