Welcome to the #GoOpen National Network
A national community of educators and leaders who use and support open educational resources and practices (OER/OEP) to equitably improve teaching and learning for all.
#GoOpen National Network Launches Platform and Policy Action
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Equity and Inclusion As Urgent Drivers of Change
Open educational resources (OER) offer the benefit to increase access to high-quality education opportunities for all.
Students have equitable access to up-to-date, relevant, and sustainable content
Teachers are empowered to tailor learning materials to student needs
Education systems are able to reallocate textbook dollars to other pressing needs
What are OER?
OER are teaching and learning materials in any format that reside in the public domain or are released under an open license that permits and encourages use, re-use, repurposing, adaptation, and redistribution by others. The low cost and free and open licensing of OER make them a solution for expanding access economically, as well as for easing the acquisition and creation of accessible materials for students with disabilities as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other civil rights laws.