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Open Educational Resources

Introduction

Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, skills building and assessment of learning.  They range from individual modules or objects to entire courses, textbooks, demonstrations, etc.  An Open Textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers and members of the public.

Essentially these are freely available teaching tools that can be modified and used to enhance or replace traditional textbooks.


Library materials are licensed and available for use in courses.  For more information contact your subject librarian for information on linking to library resources or placing items on electronic course reserves.

Purpose

This guide is designed to provide information on the major activities undertaken by the Library and University in reducing the cost of attendance for students and provide a guide of many of the major sources of OER resources and other information sources available for faculty to locate high quality open textbooks and other instructional materials that are freely available.