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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost.

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with intellectual property licenses that facilitate the free use, adaptation and distribution of resources" (UNESCO, 2019).

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Jonathas Mello, Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Why OER?

Textbook Prices

Textbook prices continue to rise more than three times faster than inflation. Open Educational Resources are free. 

Student Performance

Research indicates that adopting OER improves grades and decreases withdrawal rates for all students.

Societal Benefit

Although it is hard to prove, it's easy to think, reducing students' costs will improve their ability to stay enrolled in college and take more courses and that will help everyone.