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Open Educational Resources (OER): What is OER?

Faculty guide to all that is OER!

What Are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources 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 & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Impact of OER

The Open Educational Group conducts empirical research on the impact of OER adoption.  Consult their Review Project page for a summary of all known empirical research on the impact of OER adoption. 

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License

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Austin Community College (ACC) Library Services Guide on Open Educational Resources by Carrie Gits is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.