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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Introductory Readings

Open educational resources, or OER, are items free of licence or royalty fees for reuse in an educational context.  Use this page to learn more about OER. Start searching for OER by browsing the other sections of this guide.

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Presentations Introduding OER

The What, Why, Where, and How of Open Educational Resources (OER)

Dr. Rory McGreal, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate and the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources answers these fundamental questions in Contact North I Contact Nord’s new series of 10 short, informative videos, Open Educational Resources (OER) – A Video Primer.

Beyond OER: The Promises, Pitfalls and Potential of Open Education (Robin DeRosa)..  in this video of a presentation made at Langara College, Robin DeRosa from Plymouth College in New Hampshire shows how the importance of OER goes beyond lower textbook costs to Open Pedagogy - an open access orientation that benefits students, teachers and institutions.

How to Search for Open Educational Resources

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