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About This Guide
This resource guide was designed to provide instructors with assistance in locating good sources of information about open educational resources for your classes. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people to use and repurpose.
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Table of Contents
Provides basic information on the concept of Open Educatiional Resources.
Provides information on adopting an open educational resource.
Provides information on adapting an open educational resource.
Provides information on how to create open educational resources.
Creative Commons Attribution
Provides information on creative commons attribution.
Links to open educational repositories.
OER by Discipline
Subpages with open educational resources by disciplines.
Selected Open Educational Depostitories
Open Textbook Library
The Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota offers a catalog of open, peer-reviewed textbooks that can be downloaded for free.
What is OER?
According to UNESCO, "Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution." OER can include:
- curriculum maps
- course materials
- full courses
- homework assignments
- lab activities
- streaming videos
- multimedia applications
- other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning.
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This guide was adapted by Vandy Evermon with permission from Carleen Huxley at SUNY Jefferson Community College.