What are the Benefits of OER?
Teaching with Open Pedagogy Versus Traditional Educational Materials
Open educational resources (OER)are comparable to traditional educational materials in every way. Therefore, there is nothing intrinsically different about assigning an open textbook over a conventional textbook.
OER (Open Educational Resources) textbooks are published under open licenses; these licenses provide more opportunities for faculty to engage with their teaching materials. Below, we have provided some information about practices other instructors have adopted to accompany and complement the openness of their teaching materials.
Access to Quality Education
When we share course materials openly, we are providing students with the opportunity to engage with our content before, during, and after our courses. In addition, because OER is always free to access online.