The following are examples of openly licenced resources that can be used without the cost and limitations of commercially licenced textbooks
What is an Open Educational Resource (OER)?
The term OER (Open Educational Resources) was first defined by UNESCO in 2002 as “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license” and can “range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.”
In order for a resource to qualify as Open Access, users should be able to
*This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3221)
For more information on open textbooks and Open Educational Resrouces visit Ryerson's Open Educational Resource guide.
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