The staggering cost of textbooks and educational resources has become a constant student concern. Student organizations are asking that college instructors consider new ways of making course textbooks and resources more accessible and affordable to them in future class-settings. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Worldwide Open Education Communities (OER) are being created on the Internet, so everyone can gain access to reputable, free online subject resources never made available before. These OER communities provide access to open textbooks, online courses, online journals and software through open licensing, thereby making these resources freely available to anyone to use, re-mix, improve or redistribute.
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Creed-Dikeogu, Gloria, "The Open Education Resource Phenomenon: Free Educational Resources for All" (2009). SIDLIT Conference Proceedings. 32.