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Guilford Open Educational Resources


Why OERs?

"Using Open Educational Resources (OER) can help you get your course up and running faster, using quality content from respected colleagues and institutions while reducing or eliminating textbook costs for your students." -Carolina Open Educational Resources page

Why this guide?

This guide is designed to help you find OER materials for your classes; it can also help you develop and share OER materials. An important part of this process is protecting your intellectual property and learning more about the OER movement as a whole.

What are OERs?

"OERs are teaching or learning materials that are free of charge and available to be reused, adapted, or distributed. Their use is allowed by the creator’s permissions, their copyright, or an attached license." -Carolina Open Educational Resources page

The Rising Cost of Textbooks and Tuition/Fees