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OER: Open Educational Resources: GETTING STARTED

What is OER?


What kinds of materials?

OER are teaching, learning and research materials in analog, digital and interactive formats that allow faculty the ability to customize course materials instead of being bound to a traditional one-size-fits-all model

5 Defining Permissions of OER

OER is defined by the following 5 permissions, none of which are possible using copyrighted material:

  • Retain - make, own, and control copies of the content
  • Reuse - use the content in perpetuity
  • Revise - adapt, adjust, modify or alter the content itself
  • Remix - combine the original or revised content with other open content to create something new
  • Redistribute - share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others

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Lindsey Gumb
Lindsey Gumb
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Associate Professor

Roger Williams University Library
Bristol, RI
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