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Open Educational Resources (OER): How Libraries Support Open Educational Resources for Faculty & Students

This LibGuide was created to to explain OERs and their use in saving students money on the cost of textbooks while improving learning.


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OPEN Educational Resources (OERs)

How can the Library Help?

Librarians at John B. Cade Library can help you get started by:

  • Putting you in touch with other Faculty that are using open textbooks and resources
  • Identifying resources on the benefits of teaching with open textbooks and resources
  • Helping you find open resources
  • Evaluating open resources
  • Assisting you with copyright issues

Quality Assessment

With so many freely available resources online, choosing an OER can be overwhelming. The following checklist contains suggestions for faculty and students when choosing resources for use in the classroom. The checklist asks questions in the following areas when making a decision on selecting an OER:

  •  Accuracy
  • Relevance
  • Production of Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Interactivity
  • Licensing

For more information contact Ms. Dawn Kight at (225)771-4934.