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Open Educational Resources

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)


See the Binghamton University OER guide for more information about OERs


Alvernia University has a great guide for OERs. Check out their Health specific information page.