What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (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.
The most significant barrier to wider adoption of OER remains the time and effort required to find, evaluate, and use it effectively.
Why Should I Use OER?
• Increase Equity
All students have access to high quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content.
• Save Money
Switching to educational materials that are openly licensed can make the text books and companion products much more affordable to students and institutions that are providing text books on a course fee model. Often these materials are available at much lower cost than traditional text books.
• Keep Content Relevant and High Quality
• Empower Teachers
Openly licensed educational resources empower teachers as creative professionals by giving them the ability to adapt and customize learning materials to meet the needs of their students without breaking copyright laws.
How Can I Adopt OER?
Barnes & Noble Education Courseware
Select the link below to see the full list of Courseware titles available
Click to view more options, or select Adopt to add the title to your adoption
The adoption will flow into your bookstore's textbook management system automatically.
Click here to adopt Barnes & Noble Education Courseware.
Other OER (such as OpenStax, Merlot or XanEdu)
Select the link below to add these materials to your adoption via the New Title form
Complete the required fields of Title, Author, Publisher, and fi the material is Required or Recommended
Complete as much other information as you have available to assist your bookstore in adopting this title