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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Adapted from Open educational resources (OER) LibGuide by UQ Library. We would like to thank UQ Library for letting us use their guide as a template.

What are open educational resources?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials that are licensed in ways that allow us to legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs include courses, textbooks, assignments, tests, projects, software, audio, video and animation (Source: UNESCO and Open Education Resource Foundation).

Image. OERs increase the usage of your resources by removing access barriers. OERs offer free and legal access to high-quality content. OERs allow for adaptation to suit student need.
Image. OERs improve retention, subject grades, and provide students with essential materials on day one of class.
Image. Higher educational shall be equally accessible to all. UN declaration on human rights, education, and training 2011.
Image. Many Australian students struggle to buy textbooks.
Image. Why OER. Many students reduce study or good without food.
Organisations that provide guidance on OERs include:

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