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Learn about textbook affordability and open educational resources

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open educational resources are materials that are available online for anyone to use. "Open" means the creator has chosen to grant certain uses to anyone, such as distribute and remix their work for free, as long as you credit them for the original work. The library can help you find OERs for your class.

Does this mean I have to create my own materials?

No, you are not required to create your own open educational resources.

OER (open educational resources) is about having access to resources you can use.

Creative Commons Licensing

About the Licenses

The key distinction about open resources is their use of an alternative to copyright called a Creative Commons copyright license.

CC-BY Attribution

CC-BY-SA Attribution-ShareAlike

CC-BY-ND Attribution-NoDerivs

CC-BY-NC Attribution-NonCommerical

CC-BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike

CC-BY-NC-ND Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs

How do I properly attribute material offered under a Creative Commons license?

What is Creative Commons?  

Open Educational Resources

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