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"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge. 

Open Educational Resources are broadly considered to meet the “5Rs Framework,” meaning that users are free 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 or altered;
  • Remix: The 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."

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This Open Educational Resources research guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution--Share Alike 4.0 United States License.

Portions of this guide were adapted with permission from the UMass Amherst Library Open Educational Resources guide and the UNH Open Educational Resources guide.

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Mary Rigali
Collection Strategies Librarian 
d'Alzon Library, Assumption University

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