Open Educational Resources (OER): General Overview

This guide provides details about how the open access movement is impacting academic education and how to find appropriate low cost or zero cost materials for academic courses.
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Benjamin Andrus
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Office 607 777 4303
Cell 607 743 1958

Request a Consultation

Binghamton University Libraries offers free consultation services with a librarian who assists with the location, evaluation, and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER).

Make an appointment with Benjamin Andrus, bandrus@binghamton.edu

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost. Unlike fixed, copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights" (OER Commons, CC BY-SA)

Open Educational Resources allows educators to:

  • retain the right to make, own and control,
  • reuse,
  • revise,
  • remix
  • redistribute

 (SPARC: Open Education)

 

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