This guide provides an overview of Open Educational Resources (OER) and open access content and how they can be used to benefit students. Here you will find resources to help you create your own OER or revise and adopt existing OER. Check out the subject pages for subject specific OER content.
Open Educational Resources are a sub-category of openly available content. All Open Educational Resources are Open Access, but not all Open Access content is OER.
Adapted from Farquharson, Jamie Ian (2018-07-31). "Introducing Volcanica: The first diamond open-access journal for volcanology". Volcanica 1 (1): i–ix. DOI:10.30909/vol.01.01.i-ix. ISSN 2610-3540. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
Pre-print: The accepted version of an manuscript before it has gone through peer-review or copy-editing.
Post-print: The final accepted version of a manuscript, after peer review, but before any copy-editing or formatting by a publisher.
Open Educational Resources are educational resources published or shared under a Creative Commons license (excluding those with no derivative clauses) or released into the public domain, allowing for adoption, modification, and redistribution of the content in service of learning.
Faculty: Content can be edited to fit course needs.
Students: OER is freely available. Textbooks would be no cost.