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Open Educational Resources Subject Guide: Getting Started
Open Educational Resources 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. - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
There are three main sources for OER:
1) OER Publishers and Producers
Examples: OpenStax, Lumen, Saylor
2) OER Repositories
Examples: OERCommons, Merlot II, OrangeGrove
3) Public Domain Materials
Examples: Project Gutenberg, Government Documents
A free, self-paced, online course providing an introduction to many aspects of OER and their use in higher education. Participants who complete the course and pass the final assessment with 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion.