Use our growing collection of U-M created Open Educational Resources, featuring course materials, collections, tutorials and guides. All created by faculty, staff and students at U-M:
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Why Open Is Important
What is Open Education?
Participation. Collaboration. Transparency.
You Open. You Share. You Learn. You Evolve.
Open Education and the University of Michigan
"Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use. These educators are creating a world where each and every person on earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge. They are also planting the seeds of a new pedagogy where educators and learners create, shape and evolve knowledge together, deepening their skills and understanding as they go." From the Cape Town Open Education Declaration.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are available for free and licensed under public licenses (like Creative Commons licenses) so they can be used, adapted and redistributed in local contexts. OER includes syllabi, lecture slides, assignments, academic image libraries, instructional videos and more. They are referred to as open educational resources because they are designed for teaching and learning.
OER in Practice
- African Health OER Network
- OER Infokit (JISC)
- OER Landscape (OER Commons)
- Current Events (Wikieducator)
- College Open Textbooks
- Peer2Peer University
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