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Open Educational Resources


"Recycle this," by wikieducator, CC BY-SA 2.0


Open Educational Resources, or OERs, are classroom and study materials that are available online and that can be reused and modifier for educational purposed by others.

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Open Educational Resources can take the form of any materials associated with teaching and learning, including:

  • Lesson plans
  • Textbooks 
  • Learning modules
  • Lecture notes and slides
  • Syllabi
  • Assignments 
  • Podcasts and videos
  • Training materials

Why Use Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources allow instructors to customize the materials and resources their students use in their courses. Rather than use a cookie-cutter textbook, instructors can modify all types of resources to create a set of learning resources that best helps students learn course content.

Additionally, using OERs can provide serious relief to students who struggle to afford purchasing expensive textbooks.