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Open Educational Resources: Getting Started

This guide provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and where you can find them.

Steps for Using OERs. It's Simple!

Using OERs

Open Educational Resources are highly flexible, and can be used on its own, in combination with other content, or changed to suit your course objectives and learning outcomes.

Here are several ways in which you can incorporate OER in your teaching:

  • Use open resources on their own (eg. adopt an Open Textbook)
  • Add open course materials to existing course content (eg. supplementing with open readings and course content)
  • Incorporating into your syllabus (eg. remixing open content to create your course)
  • Integrating into your classroom (eg. including an openly licensed game)

The flowchart above demonstrates 4 basic steps on how to get started.

Need Some Assistance?

SMU Libraries can help you with Open Educational Resources. Research Librarians  are familiar with subject content and can assist with reviewing or evaluating resources for use.

Research Librarian, Economics

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Melody Chin
SMU Libraries
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The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy