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Open and Affordable Resources Guide

Open educational resources and Affordable Learning Solutions for CSUDH.

What are Open Educational Resources?

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. Open education resources include, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knoweldge." The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER allow users to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

The Impact of a Free Book

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are on the rise, with more titles being introduced each year, many of them subject to peer review. To learn more about the open textbook publishing model, please see 7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing.

Open resources and repositories

Open Images and Media

Open Data

More Data Sources.