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Open Educational Resources

OER, An Introduction

What are the benefits of Open Education Resources?

OER can...By Markus Büsges (leomaria design) für Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. (Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Save students money                                                                                         

Give instructors the freedom to customize their course materials

Create opportunities for open, learner-centered pedagogy

Be shared with teachers and learners around the world

The 5 R permissions

Open Educational Resources are published under open copyright licenses that empower teachers and learners to engage in the following activities:

Retain: the right to make, own, and control copies of the content. 

Reuse: the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video).

Revise: the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language).

Remix: the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new. 

Redistribute: the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others.

Attribution: Florida State University Libraries Open Educational Resources Guide / CC-BY

Understanding OER in ten Videos or less


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