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What are OERs

"What are OER? 

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost. Unlike fixed, 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 or GNU license to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared."  (from OER Commons https://www.oercommons.org/about )

Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources http://www.opencontent.org/definition/

Pedagogy, Technology, and the Example of Open Educational Resources (Educause)  http://er.educause.edu/articles/2015/11/pedagogy-technology-and-the-example-of-open-educational-resources

What Are Open Textbooks?

Information about open textbooks prepared for the California State University system.