Open Educational Resources are published under open copyright licenses that empower teachers and learners to engage in the following activities:
Retain: the right to make, own, and control copies of the content.
Reuse: the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video).
Revise: the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language).
Remix: the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new.
Redistribute: the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others.
The cost of college textbooks has risen at more than 300% the rate of U.S. inflation since 1977, with a 90% increase over the past decade alone. Due at least in part to these rising costs, students increasingly report not purchasing textbooks due to high costs, a trend which is widely recognized to negatively impact student learning outcomes.
Save students money
Give instructors the freedom to customize their course materials
Create opportunities for open, learner-centered pedagogy
Be shared with teachers and learners around the world