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Open Educational Resources: Why OER

This guide explains what Open Educational Resources are and provides resources for faculty at Snow College to help them use and create high-quality educational resources that can be used to decrease material costs for courses at Snow College

The Why of Open Educational Resources

Why use Open Education Resources?

Using OER can have many benefits to education.  Here are just a few reasons for using OER:

  • student success
  • higher completion rates
  • cost savings for students
  • more freedom for faculty in selecting course materials
  • faculty can edit, reorder, and remix OER materials
  • clearly defined user rights means no need to interpret Fair Use and TEACH Act guidelines