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SGA: OER Resources: OER for Students
What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free educational materials that are openly licensed to enable reuse and redistribution by users. They are:
Openly- licensed: a set of authorized permissions from the rights holder of a work for any and all users.
Freely Available: must be freely available online with no fee to access. Physical OER may be sold at low cost to facilitate printing.
Modifiable: The resource must be made available under an open license that allows for editing.
For student governments and other student leaders looking for instructions and tips on how to bring open textbooks to your campus.
Public Interest Research Groups or PIRGS have mobilized on college campuses around the country since 1971. They help give students a vehicle to protect the environment, serve the campus and community, uncover consumer rip-offs, and promote good government. PIRG resources related to OER are found below:
The LibreTexts mission is to unite students, faculty and scholars in a cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of open educational resources (OER) to reduce the burdens of unreasonable textbook costs to our students and society.