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Open Educational Resources (OER), are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and also carry legal permission for open use.
* They include a multitude of formats, including textbooks, full courses, modules, videos, labs, assignments, and assessments.
OERs are licensed in such a way that enables adopters to utilize the 5 Rs:
- Retain a copy of the content
- Reuse the content in a range of ways
- Revise the content as needed
- Remix original or revised content with other material
- Redistribute the original, revisions, and remixes with others
Creative Commons licenses are often applied to OERs to license these rights to adopters.
3 Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and Open Education Group