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What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2016  |  17 Views
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Open Educational Resources or OERs (including open textbooks) are any content which is:

  • openly available (can be readily found or discovered)
  • openly accessible (exists in a form which others can readily use)
  • openly reusable  (faculty can easily modify & license allows)

Spokane Community College. (2012).  Open textbooks and other open educational resources.  Retrieved from

A great place to search for Open Educational Resources is through the Creative Commons site.

For links to major collections, subject collections, open courses, textbooks, and more, see the Open Educational Resources Guide.

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