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Open Educational Resources are ...

... any educational resources such as textbooks, tutorials, handouts, quizzes, videos, etc.
... that have an open license, which allow users to reuse, redistribute, revise, remix, and retain resources.


Open Educational Resources, also known as OER, are freely available to customize and share. The Creative Commons license assigned to the OER provides the specific parameters of use designated by the content creator.   

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Affordable Course Content (ACC) ...

is any educational resource available for student use at low or no additional cost.

Examples include:

  • Open educational resources (OER),
  • Library licensed resources (like subscription journals),
  • Faculty-created resources, and
  • Items that fall under fair use.  

Check out the Affordable Course Content opportunities at JMU.

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