UNESCO defines OERs as 'teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with intellectual property licenses that facilitate the free use, adaptation and distribution of resources.' To read more about UNESCO's work related to OER advocacy visit UNESCO Open Educational Resources
The use of OERs in your course and curriculum can:
See 'Readings and Research on OER' below to review selected studies.
The library can assist you with identifying appropriate OERs for your course and can build a course guide for you than may be integrated into Moodle. Please contact email@example.com or visit Goddard Library Online Help to ask a question or request a consultation with a librarian.
When assigning classic literature an instructor might provide a link to a source in Archive.org along with links to scholarly articles on the work that are available digitally through Clark Libraries.
an instructor may use an OER that shows representation of members of underrepresented groups in order to make course content relatable to a more diverse student population.
In a course focused on the history of the United States a faculty member may require readings from The American Yawp and link it through a Moodle site so that student will have easy and free access to a text that is continuously updated by scholars.