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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Resources are really open if they meet the 5R requirements: Retain: Keep the work forever, Reuse: use the work for your own purpose, Revise: adapt, modify or translate the work, Remis: combine it with another resource to make a new work, Redistribute: share the work with others. (Image credit: CC0: Hayoung Park)

What are OERs?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are defined in this manner by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation:

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. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

For more information on The Hewlett Foundation's work with OERs, please click on the link.

David Wiley, BYU: "Open Education and the Future"

Video: David Wiley, BYU: "Open Education and the Future"

Faculty Members' Experiences with OERs - Lumen Learning

Video: "Faculty Members' Experiences with OERs"