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Open Educational Resources



This guide is designed to help faculty find and use quality educational content for their courses. See the tabs on the side or the links below for more information.

OER Materials      Open Textbooks

Image: " How to teach undergrads how to become open source contributors without writing any code" by Colleen Simon, is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OER information

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them.  -UNESCO

Why use OERs?

  • Lower the cost of higher education and save students money.
  • Find new ideas, activities and resources posted by instructors from around the country.
  • Locate textbooks that are peer reviewed and frequently updated.

The Credits

Many thanks to UW Bothell Libraries for giving us permission to use their OER guide.