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Open Educational Resources
Schools are embracing the use of open education resources as a means to help all students have access to the materials they need to succeed. As educational costs skyrocket, the provision of free, quality materials to students, eliminating the need to purchase costly textbooks, is an imperative for community colleges.
To learn more about OER, check out the following resources:
The 5 Rs of OER
Open does not mean that we can use and share everything we find online. We must abide by copyright restrictions and licenses and use material licensed in a manner which provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities.
- Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
- Reuse - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
- Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
- Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
- Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)