You’ve got a little extra time to do some research, and the price is right, so you start digging into free digital textbook offerings. You learn that you’re most likely looking for , or — resources with licenses that allow them to be freely shared (and sometimes even edited). You read up on the different Creative Commons licensesopens in a new window 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, and you’re ready to take the next step! Already excited about the amount of money you’ll be saving your students next semester, you start drafting an email to your campus OER representative to start discussing your options.
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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.