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NMU discussing the use of Open Educational Resources

MARQUETTE, MI— Northern Michigan University is exploring the use of Open Educational Resources, or OERs.

The Lydia M. Olson Library and NMU Center for Teaching and Learning recently held a panel discussion about OERs. It was the kick-off event for a two-year pilot program to increase OER use on campus.

Available at little to no cost, OER materials can be used for teaching, learning, or research. Resources may include textbooks, videos, simulations, and course content. The materials are often digital and available to faculty under a Creative Commons or similar usage license.

OERs are part of the Open Solutions movement that seeks to ensure that information is freely and fairly available for everyone.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.