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*OER & Opening Copyright: What, Why and How
Open Educational Resources (OER) are the result of opening the copyright restrictions with an overlaying Creative Commons License DISCLAIMER: Material provided is only intended as a guide. This guide is not a substitute for professional legal advice
1 - adapt full lesson plans or customize assignments - create and curate content tailored to student needs and interests
2- increase number of resources available online
3. students and educators are able to print, reproduce, and modify OER
4. right here, right now - most current and accurate information available without waiting for an updated textbook
5. You can keep materials forever and refer back to them in the future
- Adapting and extending existing OER for a local purpose.
- Choosing OER as part of the readings
- Publishing materials as OER
- Encourage collaboration: Sharing one's work in ways that makes it easy for others to access it and collaborate on adding more materials or examples.
- Translating the resources into other languages.
- Teaching in ways that encourage students to access and produce OER, and assess the quality of online resources.
- Experimenting with peer-based assessment models and reputation mechanisms
"Adopting an OER-based curriculum either in part (supplementary) or entirely (textbook free) can help differentiate institutions and their instructors from the old textbook-based models at most schools. An OER strategy also helps increase accessibility with respect to disabilities, learning styles, and financial constraints. "