Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.
In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work.
How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
Simultaneously searches well-known OER repositories like OpenStax, OER Commons, and MERLOT but also HathiTrust, DPLA, Internet Archive and NYPL Digital Collections where valuable but often overlooked OER materials may be found.
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 71 different sources and contains 165,051 records.
Goals of Affordable Learning PA:
Build a community of practice among academic libraries to advance textbook affordability for our students through programs designed to:
Title: Using Open Education Resources to Facilitate Student Success
Facilitators: Allison Brungard & Rocco Cremonese, Bailey Library
Outcome(s): Participants will learn how to select, use, and develop OERs. Faculty will develop a plan for how they can be used to enhance student success within a course, and pursue grant and research opportunities involving OERs.
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