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Open Access Resources (OER/OAT): Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Education Resources are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Open Access Textbooks (OAT) are textbook licensed under an open copyright license,

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Tools for creating and using OERs

Perusall - a collaborative e-book reading tool -- overview presentation by creator Gary King

panOpen - a learning platform that "includes full courses, textbooks, video, tests, software and syllabuses. The panOpen platform lets faculty curate and customize peer-reviewed content for free, while students pay [a per course fee] to access the materials." (from EdCrunch) - an interactive web annotation tool. describes itself as "a conversation layer over the entire web that works everywhere, without needing implementation by any underlying site…Using annotation, we enable sentence-level note taking or critique on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more."