There are many reasons instructors might want to use OER:
"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."
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!
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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.