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OER in Context
Why OER Matter - introductory video (2:09 min). Attribution: Brendan Walsh, Wikimedia Commons
Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.” - UNESCO , Paris Declaration, 2012.
"Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide." - Open Education Consortium
OER Benefits: for instructors, students, institutions
Open Pedagogy and Social Justice
Efficacy of Open Textbook Adoption
Efficacy of Open Textbook Adoption on Learning Performance and Course Withdrawal Rates: A Meta-Analysis - a research article by V. Clinton and Sh. Khan, 2019.
Open Educational Resources (OER) provide educators and learners with legal permissions to engage in the 5R activities: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix. Redistribute.
Open Source Stories (9:13 min)
OER Impact Studies & Legislation
OER at Scale
The Academic and Economic Outcomes of Achieving the Dream's OER Degree Initiative - Report