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Open Educational Resources (OER): Home

This guide introduces viewers to the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) and provides links to OER repositories and advocacy organizations.

Open Access Resources

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Open Educational Resources (OER) refers to books, images, data, video, and other information that is freely available for viewing or use. 

OER such as textbooks are often described by the five "R's", giving users the rights to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute content.

This guide contains links and information to help you find open access materials. It also contains links to various organizations that advocate or study the impact of open access resources.

If you are an Alverno College faculty member and are interested in adapting or creating an OER textbook please contact Larry Duerr.

Open Access Collections

A sampling of links to open access collections on a wide variety of topics. 

You can search these to find manuscripts, images, interviews, maps, and more.

Open Access Books

Browse the links below to find monographs and textbooks on a wide array of topics. Some of the textbooks are licensed to be freely edited or updated for use in classes.

Open Access Organizations

Links to national and local organizations that advocate for the use of open educatonal resources. 

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