What are Open Educational Resources? - Open Educational Resources (OER) for Medicine and Health Sciences - Research Guides at University of North Dakota
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"OER are Open Educational Resources: free, open-source course materials and textbooks created by academic institutions, professors, and teachers.
OER are created with the intention that they be used by other instructors and institutions, and most are peer-reviewed. OER are usually licensed under creative commons licenses, which allow specific different kinds of uses, allowing others to alter completely, alter partially, or simply republish OERs.
One of the aims of OER-creation is to save students money by replacing costly textbooks with free course materials, and so the majority of OER textbooks are created for undergraduate-level general education courses which typically have the most student enrollment. However, new OERs are created every day.
Please see the comprehensive Chester Fritz Open Access Libguide to learn more about the concepts behind open access and open educational resources.
Explore this libguide to locate OER textbooks and course materials in your specific discipline."