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OER - Open Educational Resources for Faculty

OER - Purpose of Guide

Open Educational Resources (OER) have increased in quality and popularity over the past five years.  
OER Repositories are comprehensive and searchable. Our goal for this guide is to provide access to the best organized, highest quality, and most reliable OER collections.
We're here to help you get started! Go to the "Where Do I Start?" page on this guide.
Questions? Contact Sherrill Weaver, Online Resources & OER Librarian 

Definition/Overview

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

OER is generally thought to be online-only material and courses.  However, many open textbooks, for example, are also available in hard copy, or can be printed if preferred. ( "Faculty OER Toolkit" by Shannon Moist)

OER Guide Editors

This guide was created and is maintained by Sherrill Weaver. 

Please contact me if you have any questions about these resources.