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Open Educational Resources (OER): A Guide for HVCC Faculty: Introduction

Getting Started with Open Educational Resources

What are open educational resources (OER)?

  • Learning materials available to students without cost or with greatly reduced cost
  • Learning materials that can be readily used, adapted, or revised by others as permitted by the original author
  • Learning materials that replace or reduce the need to purchase high-priced, commercially published textbooks


Recommended Reading about OER

Video: Why Open Education Matters

Video Source: Why Open Education Matters uploaded by David Blake to YouTube. Created by David Wiley and David Blake. Click here for more information about this video.