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Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are in the public domain or that have been introduced with an open license. An open license means that anyone can use, copy and re-share the materials.

OER materials can be found in the form of full courses, course materials, textbooks, curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, tests, assignments, videos or audio (UNESCO)

Business Faculty OER Testimonials

Created by

Benjamin Hall, Santa Clara University

Patti Sherbaniuk, University of Alberta

Paul Brothers, University of Alabama

Stephanie Fairall, 15th Judicial Circuit

Grace Liu, West Chester University

Samantha Kannegiser, Rutgers University

Why OER?

Open Educational Resources have been shown to increase student learning while breaking down barriers of affordability and accessibility. In general, researchers have found that students in courses that used OER more frequently had better grades and lower failure and withdrawal rates than their counterparts in courses that did not use OER.

Open Online Courses

Maintained by

Benjamin Hall, Santa Clara University

OER Repositories (01/20/23)


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