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OER Defined

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"Open Educational Resources 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 repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."  ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER Explained

This video was published by The Council of Chief State School Officers (2016).

There are five primary components to the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), as per David Wiley. Those include the ability for materials to be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed.

"5 Rs image" by David Wiley

The Endless Possibilities of OER with Creative Commons Licensing

Marshall University is a Member of the Open Textbook Network

Scholarly Communication & Open Educational Resources Librarian

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Larry Sheret
Contact:
Drinko 213 C (Next to the Writing Center)

Phone (304) 696-6577

Assistant Professor / Archivist & Records Management Librarian

Associate Dean of University Libraries

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Jingping Zhang
Contact:
304-696-2326