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Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Essentials


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According to OER Commons, Open Educational Resources (OER) "are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights."

OERs may usually be freely downloaded, and in certain instances can be shared, edited, and remixed with little or no restrictions. Look for the Creative Commons license or other permissions to know how particular content can be adapted, altered, shared, and utilized.

Find out more about OERs here:

OER Commons
Faculty OER ToolKit
Connect OER
OER Self-Publishing Guide

Upcoming OER Events

  • ACERT & TTLG Course Creation Workshop

    June 10, 11, 12 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Center for Online Learning, Hunter North C105

    Calling all former participants of Module-making Camp and all professors getting ready to teach hybrid and online courses! Participate in a 3-day workshop to build components of a course beyond the weekly modules. With the support of our team of educational technologists, you will create a course banner, a course map, an ice-breaker, student feedback surveys and a course wrap-up activity. While we will discuss a variety of technology tools such as VoiceThread, Padlet, FlipGrid and Screencast-o-matic, we will center our work on Blackboard and assume that participants are familiar with the basics. Please come ready with your syllabus and online modules. Set aside the time to attend all three days and complete the creation of a welcome module for your students at the end of the workshop.

    Register here.