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Open Textbooks Open Educational Resources (OER)

What is OER?

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions."UNESCO 


Why is OER important?

Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks can save money for students who may have difficulty affording textbook prices. OER also can help foster the free dissemination of information around the globe and promotes information sharing and equity. 


Content on this guide adapted from   the University of Oklahoma Libraries' Open Educational Resources guide and the North Carolina State University Libraries' Faculty Guide to OERs