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What are OER and Why Should I Care?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are defined in this manner by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation:

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

For more information on The Hewlett Foundation's work with OERs:

Check out the Year of Open - 2017!

Video: OER - The Big Picture

Video: David Wiley, BYU: "Open Education and the Future"

Video: "Faculty Members' Experiences with OERs"