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Open Access & Free Scholarly Resources

What is OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and can reuse with limited permissions. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.

In some cases, that means you can download a resource and
share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared. You can learn more about Creative Commons here.