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Open Educational Resources

Free and Open-Access Educational Resources

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"Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation." (UNESCO, 2018).

OERs can be used in many parts of a course, from the primary textbook to supplemental readings and videos.

There are other resources that students can use at no cost, such as ebooks in Plough Library databases. OERs, however, are usually designed for classroom use, and allow editing and modification by instructors.


Plough Library · Christian Brothers University
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