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Open Educational Resources

What Are Open Educational Resources?
  • Teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and made available without copyright or licensing restrictions that limit how they are used.
  • Include syllabi, course modules, textbooks, videos, tests, journal articles, and assessment tools to support learning. 
  • Originate from colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, publishers, faculty or other individuals who develop and openly share their teaching resources.
  • Made available with the 5R permissions, which define the ways open content can be used:
  1. Retain: Make, own, and control copies of the content
  2. Reuse: Use the content in a variety of ways
  3. Revise: Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter the content
  4. Remix: Combine the original or revised content with other OER to create something new
  5. Redistribute: Share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others
  • Three ways to use OER: 
  1. Adopt existing resources without making changes
  2. Adapt existing resources by adding, removing, combining, or editing content
  3. Author new resources
OER and Faculty

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OER and Faculty