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What are Open Educational Resources?

"Open educational resources (OER) are any resources avail­able at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning ap­plications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes.

OER typically refers to electronic resources, including those in multime­dia formats, and such materials are generally released under a Creative Commons or similar license that supports open or nearly open use of the content.

OER can originate from colleges and uni­versities, libraries, archival organizations, government agencies, commercial organizations such as publishers, or faculty or other individuals who develop educational resources they are willing to share."

 ELI - 7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources,(2010)


Library eBooks

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Hybrid Learning and Continuing Education
Publication Date: 2013
The selected articles broadly cover topics on hybrid learning and continuing education, including open education resources and open online courses.

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A Guide to Online Course Design; Strategies for Student Success.
Publication Date: 2014
See Chapter 8 - Open Educational Resources.

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Open Learning Cultures
Publication Date: 2013


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