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Why OER Matters . . .

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OER @ Texas State University

For more information and to view the courses currently being offered fully with Open Education Resources, please see the Registrar's website at http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/resources/oer
 
Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible online teaching and learning materials. They can be videos, textbooks, quizzes, learning modules and more. Using OER in your classroom will improve student engagement and success, provide immediate, equitable access to resources, save money for your students, and provide you a venue to use flexible, high-quality learning materials in your individualized curriculum. This guide collects the best-of-the-best OER and organizes them by college and department. Take a look and see what is available in your discipline.
 
  • Open Textbook is a term used to indicate a Textbook that is fully OER.
  • Public Resources are materials that are free, but licenses still protect the content in some way.
  • Library Resources do not cost your students any money, and should also be considered as a means to lower the total cost of learning for your students.
  • Low-cost resources: course materials that cost students $25 or less, in total.
 
Tips for finding and using OER and other affordable content:
  1. There are lots of OER materials out there. It takes time and persistence to find the ones that best fit your students' academic and research needs.
  2. Instead of focusing on the textbook that you want to replace, focus on what you want your students to know or do.
  3. Use the resources in this guide to find OER relevant to your discipline and courses. These links are great starting points but if you are not finding the OER that work for you, contact your subject librarian for personalized help.
  4. If you find an article in a library database that you want to use in a course, Library staff can help you with copyright considerations and provide access to the resource through reserves, embed in an online course, or on a website.
  5. Talk with your subject librarian with any questions you have about finding and using OER. 

Links to more detailed information about OER and copyright:

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Enter your search term in the box below and hit "Go".

Then, once you get the results, select "eBooks" in the menu on the top (under Search Entire Collection).


             
   

 

Source

Thanks goes to Michelle Reed, Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington for the source content used to create this guide to OER.

Directories of OER Materials - All Disciplines

Public Resources

These places gather together content (books, videos, etc.) that are free with some copyright protection.