No Cost Instructional Materials or OER

What are no cost instructional materials?

No cost instructional materials (IM) are instructor-created, free on the internet, or available through the library.  These materials support teaching and learning objectives within the content expertise of faculty and discipline standards.  Examples include lecture notes, assignments, rubrics, quizzes/tests, videos, diagrams, manuals, articles or books. 

What is OER?

Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are copyright-free or have been released under a license that permits others to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute them. Examples of OER include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

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WHY OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)? 

   
   

Student Benefits:

 Expanded access to learning

 Augmented class materials

 Free or low cost learning materials

 Convenient and accessible

Faculty Benefits

 Customization Options

 Empower faculty to curate materials for course

 Social Responsibility