OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. - Open Education Resources
For more information on the value of open educational resources to WVU, check out: "Why Openness in Education?" by David Wiley & Cable Green in Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies. Educause Publications.
The WVU Libraries are currently focused on promoting the use of open textbooks on campus; however, plans are being made to support open textbook publishing in the future. If you have questions about open publishing, please contact us.
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