Open education resources benefit students and the academic community.
Using OER reduces — and in some cases removes — the cost to students for course textbooks. And, openly sharing resources supports the global academic community.
The province of British Columbia has made a commitment to OER through BCcampus OpenEd. In its first two years, the project saved students over $350,000. To date, student savings have surpassed $13 million.
Definition of OER
Royal Roads follows this definition of OER:"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." — The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Resources we share
To learn more about OER at Royal Roads University, explore these resources: