Open Educational Resources (OER) are free educational materials that are openly licensed to enable reuse and redistribution by users. They are:
Source: The OER Starter Kit by Abbey K. Elder is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
The first two minutes of this video are worth watching to better understand why Students should care about OER materials.
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: