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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and more. This Guide provides information on using OERs in your courses, tools to locate OERs by type and topic.

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER can be textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge."

- SPARC "Open Education Fact Sheet"

This guide is part of Hunt Library's Open and Affordable Textbook initiative, which aims to help students succeed through equitable access to course materials.  Hunt Library takes a holistic approach to textbook affordability, and open educational resources (OER) are an important part of this mission.  For more information on the initiative, visit the Open & Affordable Textbook website, or the "OER at Embry-Riddle" tab.

This guide is designed to help faculty and students find and use OER in their classes or projects.  It includes search tools, information on using library materials for courses, and helpful information for using or modifying OER.

If you are already using open or affordable options in your course, please let us know using our Open & Affordable Textbook Reporting Form. Keeping track of adoptions helps Hunt Library support these resources on campus.

Hunt Library supports the use, modification, and creation of OER at Embry-Riddle, and help is available for any questions that aren't answered in this guide.