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Open Educational Resources (OER): About OER

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

Retain: Keep forever; Reuse: Use for your own purposes; Revise: Adapt or modify; Remix: Combine with other resources; Redistribute: Share with others

"The 5Rs of OER"  is a derivative of the "5 R Permissions of OER" by Lumen Learning, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0 License


The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation defines open educational resources (OER) as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”

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