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Open Educational Resources (OER): About OER

This guide is maintained by NOVA librarians to assist faculty with OER initiatives and sources to locate OER materials. If you have questions or comments, please contact Heather Blicher at hblicher@nvcc.edu.

What is OER?

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?


 

 OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0 License

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation defines open educational resources (OER) as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”