Though there are a few definitions of OER floating around, the most widely accepted one defines an Open Educational Resource as something that can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. Not all open licenses automatically mean a resource is OER, however. If the license chosen restricts derivative works, for instance, that means a person could not revise or remix a work to better fit their needs and it is not truly an OER.
- How does OER help students and faculty?
- My books are expensive. What can I do to spend less?
- What is the difference between OER and ZTC?
- [Faculty] Am I required to inform the campus bookstore or the learning area when I switch to OER to replace a traditional textbook?
- [Faculty] Are we giving up quality when transitioning from using textbooks from publishers, like Pearson or Cengage, to using only OER?
- [Faculty] Can I use OER with Canvas?
- [Faculty] How can I know that the OER I select will be kept up-to-date and accurate?
- [Faculty] How do I know if a resource has an open license?
- [Faculty] How do I know if a resource is considered OER?
- [Faculty] I want to know what OER other instructors are using at other institutions. Can I find this out?