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Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources (OER) are free teaching and learning materials that are licensed to allow for revision and reuse. They can be fully self-contained textbooks, videos, quizzes, learning modules, and more.

Using OER in your classroom can:

  • improve student engagement and success;
  • provide immediate, equitable access to resources;
  • save money for your students; and
  • provide you a venue to use flexible, high-quality learning materials in your individualized curriculum. 

To find specific OER to use in your courses, contact your subject librarian or Michelle Reed. UTA Libraries also provide support for locating affordable course materials, such as library-licensed articles or ebooks, to replace high-cost commercial textbooks. 

For more on OER, visit our guide.


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