Q. Why use Open Educational Resources (OERs)?


Open Educational Resources (OERs) provide an opportunity to try new ways of teaching and learning, many of which are more collaborative and participatory.  

OERs counter costly, commercially produced learning content, typically textbooks, with publicly accessible content that is licensed so that it can be freely distributed and shared. 

OERs can be customized to localize content and provides more inclusive materials that students can relate to. 

Many databases exist where you can look for OERs, to adopt or adapt a resource.  For example:

For more resources and information, contact a librarian.

  • updated: Jun 14, 2020
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  • Answered By Jennifer Beamer

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