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Open Access Resources vs. Open Educational Resources:
What is an Open Educational Resource (OER)?
"Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation" (UNESCO, 2017).
An Open Access Resource is a digital resource, an eBook or Audiobook, for example, that is available to view/use for free without a membership or paywall of any sort.
Open Access resources are often introduced with a licence that does allow for Reuse and Redistribution, however they are generally not considered OER because they typically do not allow for Revision or Remix.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) Websites
Seneca Open Educational Resources RepositoryA publicly-available website housing openly-licensed educational materials authored or adapted by Seneca faculty. The OER Repository includes materials from a wide variety of subject areas and helps in finding accessible course resources.
eCampusOntario Open LibraryAccess to free and openly-licensed educational resources that can be used, shared, and adapted in the digital environment.
BCcampus Open Textbooks"A subset of OER, open textbooks, including those found in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection, can help improve the learning experience for students while mitigating the financial barriers keeping them from achieving their academic goals."
Unpaywall: Search Articles (in BETA as of 16 August 2022)"Unpaywall finds the kind of articles you'd see in peer-reviewed scholarly journals like Science or PLOS One, plus pre-publication versions of similar work from preprint repositories like arXiv. Specifically, it looks for articles with a kind of identifier called a DOI. Although the best-known type of paywall is the kind in front of a newspaper or magazine article you want to read, Unpaywall doesn't help with sites like nytimes.com or washingtonpost.com."