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Presentation - Are you Ready to Make the Leap?
Open Educational Resources (OER) and No Additional Cost (NAC) Resources
This presentation provides an overview of OER and NAC resources to help create a basic understanding of affordable textbook and supplemental reading options for students. Contact a librarian to learn more about how you can incorporate OER/NAC resources into your teaching environment.
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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)
A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptiions of Open Educational Resources as Compared to Textbooks