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Open Educational Resources OERs are "digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students, and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning, and research" (cited from OECD).

OERs can include: full university courses, open textbooks, interactive mini-lessons and simulations, or K-12 Lesson Plans, worksheets,and activities

Follow these steps to integrate OER into a course:

Follow these steps to integrate OER into a course:

"Six Steps to OER" by Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Librarians, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License / Modified text from original.

  • Benefits for students: OERs ensure that students get the best scholarly publications, and are not limited by the selection their libraries are able to pay for.
  • Benefits for faculty: OERs allow faculty to use the most recent research, and bring that material into the classroom.