Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are either in the public domain, or published under open licenses (e.g. Creative Commons) that specify how materials can be used, reused, adapted, shared and modified according to specific needs. They can include textbooks, lecture notes, syllabi, assignments and tests. Browse this large site:
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By harnessing digital technologies, we safeguard education - Michael Agyemang Adarkwah, University World News
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UCF students discuss grievances with access codes in college courses - Nataly Ariza, Nicholson Student Media UCF
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WHAT CAN THE FALL OF Z-LIBRARY TEACH US ABOUT TEXTBOOK ACCESSIBILITY? - Hannah Bates, Wellesley News
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U.S. Indicts Two Russians for Allegedly Profiting Off Copyrighted Books Through Z-Library - Kyle Barr, Yahoo News
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Educational Resources Impact Fund at Maycomb Capital closes flexible, mission-aligned loans to increase access to high-quality instructional materials - Yahoo!
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Oregon Tech faculty turn to open source materials to save students more than $1.2 million in textbook costs - Herald and News
Oregon Tech faculty are partnering with Oregon Tech Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) program to reduce student costs associated with textbook materials, and throughout the past three years have saved Oregon Tech students $1,216,866 in textbook costs. According to University Librarian John Schoppert, OER are freely accessible, high-quality coursework materials made accessible to students to alleviate the high costs of mainstream publisher textbooks. OER describes openly licensed materials and resources for any user to use, remix, reuse, repurpose and redistribute. "Fifty-five percent of Oregon Tech students are unable to meet college expenses, so addressing textbook affordability is critical to student success and retention,” Schoppert said.
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New design grants awarded to UTSA faculty members for development of open educational resources - Gauri Raje, the Paisano
As part of its Adopt a Free Textbook Initiative, UTSA libraries awarded 13 grants to faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic cycle to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OERs) into their curriculum. Four of the 13 grants were awarded to faculty members to develop their OERs. An OER is any openly licensed educational resource that is available free of cost in the public domain, including free textbooks. The Adopt a Free Textbook Initiative, launched in 2016, aims to encourage faculty members to use OERs to defer textbook costs for students.
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A new Open Education Resources (OER) initiative from the nonprofit Teach Access aims to expand awareness of digital accessibility in higher education. Teach Access works with education, industry, and disability advocacy organizations to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies–has launched. Built in collaboration with instructional design firm iDesign, the organization has launched Teach Access Curriculum Repository, which brings together more than 250 teaching resources to support teaching accessibility across a wide range of computer science, technology, and design programs.
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Pirated e-book site Z-Library vanishes—sending college students into a panic - Jude Cramer, Fast Company
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Boise State French instructors team with K-12 teachers on an open educational resource - Boise State News
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Morton Family Foundation donates $30,000 for education of Afghan women and girls - Brendan Burke, Peterborough Examiner
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- Disposable: the student creates an artifact.
- Authentic: the student creates an artifact that has value beyond the student’s learning.
- Constructionist: the student creates an artifact that has value beyond the student’s learning and is made public.
- Renewable: the student creates an artifact that has value beyond the student’s learning, is made public, and is openly licensed.