UNESCO describes OERs as “learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others”.
Some benefits of using OERs
The following are recordings of workshops offered by NSU Libraries as part of our Gear Up series.
Please note some of these books might be reference books; reference books are only available for use in the library. You can identify those by looking at the Copies tab in the record of each book – the Location section should say Sherman Library Reference and the Status section should say LIB USE ONLY.
Florida Virtual Campus - OATER Task Force
This report combines the recommendations made to the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) in A Preliminary Report of the Open Access Textbook and Education Resources (OATER) Task Force, November 10, 2015, with the results from OATER’s OER Survey of Statewide Efforts to Reduce Textbooks Costs conducted from February 29 through March 25 of 2016. The goal of both the preliminary report and the survey was to determine how best to build a statewide infrastructure to support the successful implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Florida’s public institutions of higher education. The recommendations in this report focus on building an OER community and Knowledge Base.