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What is OER?
OPEN = FREE + (5) PERMISSIONS
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