Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources are created with the intention of being freely available to users. OER may include, but are not limited to, textbooks, readings, multi-media files, software, assessment tools, and even entire courses. Most are covered by licenses that allow for reuse, adaptation, and sharing.
The 5R framework was proposed by David Wiley. These five aspects are the main characteristics of 'open' content.
Retain: The right to make, own, and control copies of the content.
Reuse: The right to use the content in a range of ways, such as in a class or study group, on a website, or in a video.
Revise: The right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content (such as translate the content or update an edition).
Remix: The right to combine the original or revised content with other open content to create new content (such as incorporate content into a mashup).
Redistribute: The right to share copies of the original content, a revised version, or a remix with others (such as share a copy with a friend or class).
CC Attribution 4.0 license by David Wiley at: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3221
Video from intheacademia, licensed under CC BY 3.0
Adapted from eLearning Ontario's OER Toolkit
When a textbook is too expensive, it affects student success*:
DAY ONE ACCESS TO COURSE MATERIALS
MEETS ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
SUITE OF OER AVAILABLE FOR ALL COURSES INCLUDING:
EDITABLE, CUSTOMIZABLE & ALIGNED WITH CURRICULUM
ACADEMIC FREEDOM TO MODIFY COURSE MATERIALS
*Jhangiani, R.S., & Jhangiani, S. (2017). Investigating the perceptions, use, and impact of open textbooks: A survey of postsecondary students in British Columbia. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.
Image attribution: researching by Gregor Cresnar from the Noun Project
Step 1: Find OER
Step 2: Compose or Create your OER
Step 3: Adopt or Adapt OER
Step 4: Use OER
Step 5: Share OER
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