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Open Educational Resources (OER) Information: Overview

What are Open Educational Resources?

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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."  (From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for everyone to do the 5Rs (Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute).

The 5Rs of Open

OER include digital learning materials such as:

  • open textbooks
  • full courses
  • modules
  • syllabi
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • simulations

Overview of OER Videos

More OER Information

Librarian

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Janet Vogel
Contact:
Director, Hiram College Library
11694 Hayden Street, P.O. Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234
(330) 569-5353

Librarian

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Laura D'Aveta
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Contact:
Librarian
Hiram College Library
11694 Hayden Street
Hiram, OH 44234
(330) 569-5363

Librarian

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Laurence Skirvin
Contact:
Catalog Librarian
Hiram College Library
11694 Hayden Street
Hiram, OH 44234
(330) 569-5901

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Creative Commons BY attribution

This guide was originally created by Regina Gong at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries and has been modified to include resources specific to Hiram College Library. The Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License