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Open Educational Resources (OER)  

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2016 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Impact of OER from OpenStax College

Clear Inc. "The Impact of OpenStaz on Higher Education." YouTube. 23 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.


Why Open Education Matters

Blake, David. "Why Education Matters." YouTube. 5 Jun. 2012 Web. 28 Jan. 2016.


What is OER?

What is OER? 

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning tools that reside in the public domain or that have been released with intellectual property licenses (usually Creative Commons) allowing their free use, continuous improvement, and modification by others. (1)


Full Courses • Textbooks • Books • Journals • Audio • Video • Images and more.

Why use OER resources?

They can deliver two great benefits for students:

1.Lower cost in obtaining the educational resources needed to succeed in school, thus removing what can be an impediment to success.

2.Access to a universe of high-quality, updated content that can be tailored minute-by-minute by educators to reflect new developments and current events. (1)


Read More About OER

7 Things You Should Know About... Open Educational Resources by Educause, a non-profit that works to advance higher education through technology.



 “OER logo open educational resources” by Markus Büsges is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0



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