You start digging into editable content options and you learn that you’re most likely looking for , or , with licences allowing remixing. You read up on the different Creative Commons licenses used with OERs to get a sense what you can do with open content and, curious what’s out there, skim through some popular repositories:
You’re thrilled to see that there are many well-reviewed OER etexts available! You’re confident that once you edit your text so it more closely aligns with your course learning objectives – and doesn’t cover unnecessary content – your students will find a lot of value in it. Already excited about the amount of money you’ll be saving your students next semester, you start drafting an email to your campus OER representativeopens in a new window to start discussing your options.
2. Contact your campus OER representativesopens in a new window
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- Open Educational Resources (OER) services at IUopens in a new window
- EDUCAUSE OER resource libraryopens in a new window
- UNESCO OER resource webpageopens in a new window
- Pressbooks at IUopens in a new window
- Pressbooks at IU demo catalogopens in a new window
- University of Wisconsin Pressbooksopens in a new window
Freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Freely shareable digital textbooks are just one example of OERs.