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What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) is defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as:
...any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.
UIW defined terms for open educational resources (OER), No additional cost (NAC), Low-cost course materials (LCCM)
Why use OER?
Why use an OER in your course?
Benefits for Faculty
- Increases student retention by reducing costs
- Assures academic freedom to modify or add content to your specifications
- Extends your academic profile
- Provides more relevant and engaging course materials for your students
Benefits for Students
- Low cost or free
- Prepared on the first day – no waiting for course materials
- More customized and relevant
From OER Brochure by Denise Dejonghe CC-BY-SA
Health Sciences Librarians
Psychology and Sociology
- Erin Cassity, 210-283-6316, email@example.com
Nursing and Math/Science/Engineering
- Dell Davis, 210-829-6054, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Physical Therapy
- Rebecca Dillen, 210-283-6920, email@example.com
Rosenberg School of Optometry
- Dede Rios, 210-930-8688, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Yumi Yaguchi, 210-619-7039, email@example.com
Feik School of Pharmacy
- Dell Davis, 210-820-6054, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of UIW Libraries
- Tracey Mendoza, 210-829-3837, email@example.com