This Research Guide was adapted following a Fall 2019 Faculty Workshop entitled "I didn't know the Library can help with that!" covering OERs and Faculty Publication Management by Dean April Aultman Becker.
What is an OER?
"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others." (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation).
Texas State University Libraries helps further differentiate OER from other resources with these definitions:
Why use OER?
More and more, OER are coming up in conversations pertaining to higher education because: