Open Educational Resources (OER)

Faculty guide on Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER are freely available, openly licensed educational resources. Adopting and adapting OER reduces the cost of materials on students for class use. The libraries at West Chester University provide access to resources for faculty and students to adopt affordable or freely available, high-quality classroom materials and resources. Visit these websites for more information on OER:

Benefits of Using OER

  • Reduces student costs of higher education.
  • Accessible - students will always have access even after a course is over.
  • Adaptable - you can make changes to fit the needs of your course.
  • Collaborative - community of instructors in higher education collaborating and sharing reputable classroom materials.

Creative Commons Licensing

Creative Commons is the nonprofit organization that develops the legal tools and policies that grant the public permission to use or adapt their creative work under copyright law. 

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