Open Educational Resources (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."*
OER allow users to:
*From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
**5 Rs from David Wiley
According to the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGS 2014 report, Fixing the Broken Textbook Market:
If your textbook is online, you can start using it from the first day of class – no need to provide extra time for students to buy a copy.
Your liaison librarian can help you locate existing OER and will work with you to determine their quality and suitability for your class.
For additional assistance with OER, please contact:
Coordinator of Scholarly Communication
Miami University is now offering Open Educational Resource (Alternative Textbook) and Affordability grants.
Unless otherwise specified, this Miami University Libraries OER Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY).