Open Educational Resources (OER), which are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use.* They include a multitude of formats, including textbooks, full courses, modules, videos, labs, assignments, and assessments.
OERs are licensed in such a way that enables adopters to utilize the 5 Rs:
Creative Commons licenses are often applied to OERs to license these rights to adopters.
*College Board, Trends in College Pricing, Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets, 2017
Interested in adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in your classes? MTC Librarians are available to assist you in finding high-quality materials at no or low cost for your course or subject area. Request a consultation using our form below or by contacting the Emerging Technology Librarian (3533).
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