Atkins, Brown & Hammond (2007) define Open Educational Resources (OER) this way: "OER are teaching, learning and research materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others."
This EdWeek video provides an introduction to OER, including a definition of OER and an introduction of some of OER's benefits and common concerns.
The resources used in this guide are released under Creative Commons Licenses.
This guide was adapted by Sarah Guy from the UNCG Guide "Open Educational Resources" by Beth Bernhardt.
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