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Open Educational Resources


OER at Jefferson State

This guide is designed to provide information on and access to Open Educational Resources and serve as a repository for open content created by faculty at Jefferson State Community College.

OER Defined

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

© 2017 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER At a Glance

The Movement

The worldwide OER movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. This shift in educational practice is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; it’s about participation and co-creation. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for systemic change in teaching and learning content through engaging educators in new participatory processes and effective technologies for engaging with learning.

To learn more, visit the OER Commons.

Create OER with Open Author

Open Author helps you build Open Educational Resources, lesson plans, and courses (on your own, or with others) — and then publish them, to the benefit of educators and learners everywhere.

The Creative Commons

Copyright Basics