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Open Educational Resources: Overview

OER at Lehman

OER Starter Kit

Research on Open Textbook Adoption Efficacy

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "high-quality teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose." - The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

 

Open - Openly Licensed to Support "5R" Benefits - Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute.

Educational - Designed for educational use.

Resources - Materials that support teaching and learning, including textbooks, video, assessments, etc.

 

OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for every one to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

OER include learning materials such as:

  • open textbooks
  • full courses
  • modules
  • syllabi
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • simulations

Want to Adopt this Guide?

This guide was adapted from Creative Commons License
Lansing Community College (LCC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Regina Gong is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.