What are Open Educational Resources (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 full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge." 
OER are educational materials that are specifically designed by their creator/s to be openly available, and are often licensed to be re-used, re-mixed, and re-distributed. Open is not just about low cost (though that is an important benefit of using OER) but about the ability to take what others have created, customize it for your specific educational needs, and then share your creation with others.
The Open Education movement is built around the 5Rs of Open 
Are you considering using or adopting Open Educational Resources in your course to save students money? If yes, this guide should help you in providing tips for finding, creating, or adopting an OER for your class. If you have any questions please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or us email@example.com.
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