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Low & No-Cost Educational Resources

Guide to finding and using low & no-cost materials, including open educational resources.

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released  under an intellectual property license  that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Open Educational Resources (OER), Hewlett Foundation. OER can include textbooks, supplemental materials, teaching materials test, and question banks and more!

Getting Started with OER

This presentation from OpenOregon provides "how to" instructions for lowering textbook costs by using open educational resources.


Literature Review: Effectiveness & Perceptions of OER (4:40)



A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of Open Educational Resources As Compared to Textbooks based on, 

Hilton, J. Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018. Education Tech Research Dev 68, 853–876 (2020).