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Open Educational Resources (OER): Overview

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) logo

OER are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others."  (From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for everyone to do the 5Rs (Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute).

The 5Rs of Open

OER include digital learning materials such as:

  • open textbooks
  • full courses
  • modules
  • syllabi
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • simulations

Thank you to Regina Gong and MSU

Many thanks to Regina Gong at Michigan State University for creating this guide and making it available for others to copy and use.

Overview of OER Videos

More OER Information

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