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Open Education Resources (OER) in Libraries: Home

This page was created for a presentation at the Metrolina Library Association Conference, June 2017.

http://guides.library.uncc.edu/oers_libraries

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What are they
Why use?
Where to find?
Things to Ponder

Open Education
Open Access
MOOCs
Creative Commons 

This video was created by Brendan Walsh (New Jersey) for a 2012 video competition (http://whyopenedmatters.org/index.html) to explain why OER Matters and can be found at https://youtu.be/Yfl1B6Qmp5g.

The college textbook shakedown info graphic

5 Rs of Open Education Resources Reuse Revise Remix Redistribute Retain

young man looking at a computer through a magnifying glass trying to find something

Things to Ponder 

pondering baby face  

 

a word cloud using several definitions of open education resources

How are you defining OER?

person holding a key

How will you provide access?

all things are not created equal - apple and orange on a balance scale

All OERs are not created equal.
Evaluation is a must!

Digital divide

Need a Game Plan

It won't be easy!

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Open Textbook Collections


Here are a few sites that offer free and/or low cost textbooks. Many are international in scope. Quality of resources do vary, so make sure you review the titles thoroughly.

OER Repositories


Examples of open education resources, there are many more.

Open Courses


Examples of open education courses, there are many more.

OER sites for K-12 


Not a complete list.

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