Support your students by using Open Educational Resources (OER)

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At many higher education institutions, we have reached the crucial time of year where we select our textbooks for the upcoming academic year. Often, we have textbook companies explaining why their books are the best choice, but there is an alternative option that faculty members may not be aware of… Open Educational Resources (OER). What are OER My favourite definition of OER comes from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO defines OER as: teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with intellectual property licenses that facilitate the free use, adaptation… Read More