Open Educational Resources (OER)
3. The 5 Rs of Openness
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Before describing Open Educational Resources, it is important to recognize what "open" means and how it is described. What does it mean for a learning resource to be open?
There are two conditions (Green, 2016, April 1) that should guide your determination as to whether or not an item is considered "open":
- Do you have "free and unfettered access" to the resource? If you have to pay to retain or use a resource, it isn't open.
- Is use of the resource governed by David Wiley's 5Rs of Openness permissions?
Global Open Educational Resources Movement by Cable Green is licensed under CC-BY From the University of Alberta