"The open education movement is a sharing movement, and it speaks to libraries because, at its core, the basic concept is that the more materials are shared, the more the world is bettered."
- Kristi Jensen and Quill West
"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 educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
- definition from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
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David Wiley, CEO of Lumen Learning, and a long-time advocate of open educational resources, spoke at the Lansing Community College OER Summit in August, 2015. His address gives the philosophical underpinning of the movement.
Members of the Michigan Colleges Online OER Librarian committee are