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Open Educational Resources (OER): What are Open Educational Resources?

This guide will help faculty and staff better understand and locate open educational resources or OER.

What are Open Educational Resources or OER?

This video is an adaptation of ‘What is OER?’ from The Council of Chief State School Officers under CC-BY-4.0. Featuring Barbara Soots, Layla Bonnot, Katie Steen and Nicole Allen This video is licensed under CC-BY-4.0.

What is OER?  

According to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) “Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.

Open license refers to a license that respects the intellectual property rights of the copyright owner and provides permissions granting the public the rights to access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt, and redistribute educational materials.”

Open Educational Resources  - The Five R’s 

  1. Retain = the right to make, own, and control copies of the content
  2. Reuse = the right to use the content in a wide range of ways
  3. Revise = the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself
  4. Remix = the right to combine the original or revised content with other open content to create something new
  5. Redistribute = the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others

From the OER Starter Kit by Abbey Elder,

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As an ACC student, you can check out a variety of different types of library materials.  Here's a brief selection of what is offered.

Check out limits  - 7 items at a time
Books - 7 books for 30 days
DVDs - 2 DVDs for one week
Audiobooks - 2 audiobooks for 30 days
Magazines - for use only in the library

In order to check out library materials, you are required to present your ACC student ID.  If you do not have a student ID, please review this information on how to obtain one.

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