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Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain [published pre-1925] or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
- Retain – make, own, and control a copy of the resource
- Reuse – use your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource publicly
- Revise – edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource
- Remix – combine your original or revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new
- Redistribute – share copies of your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource with others
This material is an adaptation of Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources, which was originally written by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at http://opencontent.org/definition/.
OER Attribution Builder
This tool provided by OpenWA will help you build a citation to properly attribute OER material.