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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that permit no-cost access, use, adaptation, and/or redistribution by others. They include textbooks, curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, question banks, videos, audio, simulations, assessments, etc. 

Adapted from "Open Education: Content" (EDUCAUSE) 

OER overview Getting to know the basics
What are open educational resources? Why are they used? How are OER licensed?
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Find OER Major OER collections
Where can you find OER? How do you access or download an open textbook? What about quality?
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OER grants Call for applications
How to apply for Concordia University's OER Grants? How much is the funding? What are the objectives and criteria?
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Library OER Services Publishing, Open licensing, and Accessibility
What are the types of services provided by the Library in adopting, customizing, and creating open textbooks?
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Current Projects Open textbooks under development
What are the projects that were awarded the OER Grants? When are they expected to be completed?

Photos: By Nicole HoneywillJohn SchnobrichKari Shea, Scott Trento, and Patrick Perkins, public domain 

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