There are many reasons instructors might want to use OER:
"Open Educational Resources: What are OER" by University of Illinois Library is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
"OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others."
-The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation
Open Educational Resources include:
Creative Commons Licenses are granted by the copyright-holder of a work and give users specific permissions to use, copy, and adapt it to their own purposes. OER creators assign CC licenses to their work in order to share it with other faculty and students. Creative Commons licenses make OER possible!
Click here to learn more about CC licensing.
"5Rs image" by David Wiley, Lumen Learning is licensed under CC BY 4.0.
The 5Rs of OER were created by David Willey. You can learn more about the 5Rs here.
Whether you are looking for help finding, evaluating, or adapting OER, you can ask Snowden's librarians for help. Contact your department's assigned librarian or email Emily Moran using the information above.