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Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources (OER) for Faculty: Other Resources

This guide provides instructors a basic understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use, and adapt OER materials for their own curriculum.

Organizations

The following organizations are dedicating to supporting OER and facilitating their use in academia. If you'd like to further support open learning, please visit their websites. Some resources also go beyond the information on this guide to give more extensive information on OER.

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OER and Open Access seem to have a lot in common. Check out these resources for more information.

You might be wondering about your rights as a faculty member. How might OER you create or redistribute increase your impact? What copyright concerns should you have? Do OER "count" as publications? Many of these questions are still being explored. Many of these resources help explain why:

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Information Sheets

Note: This comparison chart was developed by Kate Hess from Kirkwood Community College Library's guide on open textbooks

comparison chart of traditional textbook and open educational resources

Note: This graphic was created by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Copyright considerations chart by the University of Minnesota Libraries

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