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Open Educational Resources: Welcome

Educational materials made freely and legally available on the Internet for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute.


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Unlocking Learning: The Open Education Resources Movement

"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 Hewlett Foundation

Faculty at NMC and across the world are joining the OER movement to save students money, take control over course materials, and improve learning.

"Open Education and the Future"

In this TEDx talk, Dr. David Wiley, Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, articulates the philosophical underpinnings of the Open Educational Resource movement.  

The Broken Textbook Market

LAND Conference Lightning Talk, 2017

Faculty Authors

"WritingMeeting Batali" by Js1182 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Who is best suited to control textbooks: the faculty or the publishers? There are ways to make sure it is the faculty. 

Open Textbook Publishing 

 "To avoid being repositioned as technicians working on the clock for global publishing companies, faculty members may want to give more thought to their potential as authors and publishers."  - Joe Moxley, editor of Writing Commons, an open, collaborative composition textbook

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by NMC Librarians is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.