Open Educational Resources
What are Open Educational Resources?
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OER vs. Open Access vs. Library Resources
Open Educational Resources: Teaching and learning materials that can be altered and reused by anyone under the conditions of the Creative Commons license of the work.
Open Access Resources: E-books and articles that the publishers make freely accessible to anyone.
Library Resources: Resources that are affordable and accessible to current students and faculty because the institution has paid for access.
|FEATURES||OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES||OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES||LIBRARY RESOURCES|
|The work can be saved||yes||yes||yes|
|The work can be altered or scaled||yes||no||no|
|New content can be added to the work||yes||no||no|
|A new version of the work can be distributed||yes||no||no|
|The work is free to user||yes||yes||yes|
|User has perpetual access to the work||yes||maybe||no|
Using Library Resources
Library resources, which are free to students and faculty, are affordable options for textbook replacement. Here are some of the links you might use when assembling course materials:
Using Library Links in Moodle
Instructions for creating links to online library resources:
Users are prompted to enter their Moodle credentials for access to library resources.
Please contact the library staff for assistance with creating links for your courses.