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Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. -UNESCO
Consumer price indexes for tuition and school-related items, January 2006-July 2016
Open educational resources (OER) have emerged as a solution to the runaway problem of textbook costs because they:
SPARC and the Open Education Consortium have pointed out that OER benefit not only higher education but also society as a whole because:
Credit and thanks to the University of Kentucky Libraries for allowing us to reuse portions of their Alternative Textbooks (Open Educational Resources) guide.