THE RAPID SWITCH from in-person to online learning highlights how educational resources that are open and affordable help ensure students have access to their course reading materials.
WHAT IS OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free or low-cost alternatives to costly commercial classroom materials.
Not Just Textbooks
OER materials come in many shapes and sizes -- course syllabi, tutorials, quiz banks, slides, textbooks, and even full courses.
They are peer-reviewed and published with an open license, which gives professors the ability to download, edit, and share them without worrying about copyright.
A major advantage of OER is the ability for anyone to remix, reuse, and revise the material to better fit their course objectives.
Create an educational environment where all students can respond to assignments from the first day of class - no delay and no excuses. It is equity in action.