OER, or Open Educational Resources, are "teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission" (OER Commons). Most often, these will take the form of materials that have been openly licensed, which means that their creators have allowed reuse of their works under some conditions.
Specifically, openly licensed works allow for these five freedoms (commonly known as the 'five Rs'):
These five freedoms offer many advantages in the classroom. Read on to learn more.
There are so many reasons to adopt OER in your classroom!
Much of this OER guide was adapted from Augsberg University's OER LibGuide with permission from Caroline Wack, who was one of Anna's cohort members in her Open Textbook Network Open Educational Resources Certification program in 2020.
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