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Circulation Module 1: An Introduction to Hutchins Library

The Goal of Open Educational Resources Department

Defining Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open educational resources (OER) are any teaching and learning materials that are both free to access and openly licensed to allow for reuse and adaptation.

OER some in many forms, from courseware (lecture videos, lesson plans, and activities) to textbooks and even homework software. The use of OER can improve student engagement and success; provide immediate, equitable, and perpetual access to resources; save money for students; and empower educators to maximize flexible, high-quality learning materials in individualized curricula. The Iowa State University Library supports educators in identifying, using, customizing, creating, and publishing OER.

Open Educational Resources Librarian