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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"An Introduction to Open Educational Resources" by Abbey Elder is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 International license:

Using OERs










Adapted from Open Education: A "Simple" Introduction by David Wiley released under CC-By license

1. Reuse - Content can be reused in its unaltered original format

2. Retain - Copies of content can be retained for personal archives or reference

3. Revise - Content can be modified or altered to suit specific needs

4. Remix - Content can be adapted with other similar content to create something new

5. Redistribute - Content can be shared with anyone else in its original or altered format

Finding OER Textbooks

Creating and Remixing OER Textbooks