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Open Fredonia Toolkit

About OER

Open educational resources (OER) are tools that educators can use to supplement or build a course. OER are free for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute and are a low-cost, tailored solution for faculty and students.

Why Use OER?

This page explains some key points of why OER may be a good fit for you. Defining OER explains how OER differ from other free resources. On-Campus Support will point you to resources at Fredonia to help you implement OER, including a Course Redesign Incentive of up to $750. Searching for OER provides help in seeking out OER from other sources. Finally, Copyright v. Creative Commons provides information on this often confusing aspect of OER.

Reed Library and OER

Reed Library is here to support Fredonia faculty and staff in the adoption of OER. We offer the following services:

  • OER discovery support
  • Support for creating and developing new OER
  • Guidance on copyright issues
  • Integration of traditional Library resources

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