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What are Open Educational and Free Resources?

Source: "Education- Creative Commons" modified from original CC by 4.0
More on how to use and cite Creative Commons Licenses 
Free Access - Materials available for free, although US Copyright laws may still apply.
Public Domain - Materials that may be used and reproduced without special permission, but one should still properly cite and acknowledge the source.
Open Access (OA) - Materials with unrestricted access and use.
Open Education (OER) - Materials can be used, shared, adapted.
Source for definitions: SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. PMC Copyright Notice  OA and OER from Creative Commons, OER Glossary from  California Open Educational Resources Council"Why Open Education Matters" from Blink Tower

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