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Affordable Course Materials

A guide for exploring course reserves, electronic resources, and OA/OER

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What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities.

  • Retain – make, own, and control a copy of the resource
  • Reuse – use your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource publicly
  • Revise – edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource
  • Remix – combine your original or revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new
  • Redistribute – share copies of your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource with others

(From Creative Commons)

This LibGuide seeks to provide instructors, students, and staff access to a variety of OAR/OER resources and search tools in order to assist our campus community in mitigating high course materials costs to increase equity and access in higher education. 

The Impact of a Free Book

Open resources and repositories

Open Images and Media