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Open Educational Resources (OER): Why OER?

Guide to resources about OER and for finding OER. Based on Heather Blicher's OER guide for NOVA (

Open Education Group

The Open Education Group is an interdisciplinary research group that (1) conducts original, rigorous empirical research on the impact of OER adoption on a range of educational outcomes and (2) designs and shares methodological and conceptual frameworks for studying the impact of OER adoption.  See some of their publications and their review of empirical research on the impacts of OER adoption.

OER Textbooks and Affordability

"A Classroom Revolution"

An explanation of the “classroom revolution” of OER and hints at the possibilities available. Password- OER-HD was created by Laura Rachfalski and licensed under CC BY 3.0.

The Big Picture

The "big picture" of OER including how content can be shared, reused, and remixed by educators. Open Education Matters: Why is it important to share content? was created by Nadia Paola Mireles Torres, licensed under CC BY 3.0.