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Open Education Resources

The Learning Accelerator believes that access to high-quality instructional materials plays an important role in students' ability to achieve strong and improved learning outcomes. By shifting to OER, we have the opportunity to provide every teacher and student in the U.S. with access to free, digital, high-quality full course materials, resulting in better learning and significant cost savings.

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What is OER?

TLA Recommendations
OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. (Source: Hewlett Foundation)
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What is the financial impact of using OER?

TLA Recommendations
By using OER, school districts can keep overall costs for instructional materials low, enabling a redirection of the largest possible share of current budgets from instructional materials purchases or leases to continuous classroom improvement and teacher professional development.
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