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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. These open and reusable resources may include textbooks, curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, question banks, audio-video material, assignments, rubrics, etc. 

Adapted from "Open Education: Content" (EDUCAUSE) 

OER overview Getting to know the basics
What are open educational resources? Why are they used? What are some faculty and student perspectives?
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Major OER collections Find OER
Where can you find OER? How do you access or download an open textbook? What about quality?
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Open Textbook Grants Apply and view
How to apply for Concordia University's OER Open Textbook Grants? How might I view projects that have received an open textbook grant?
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OER Tools & Support Adopt, Customize, Create
Need help orienting yourself with the publishing platform, open licenses, and accessibility tools for the work of adopting, customizing, or creating OER?
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Decolonize with OER Forthcoming
How can OER engage with decolonizing pedagogy, re-acculturation, social justice, and more?

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

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