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Bethel University Library

Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative Guide (Open Educational Resources (OER) / BU Library eResources)

Guide to Open Educational Resources and Open Access sites and textbooks, and eResources available via the Bethel University Library

Organizations That Provide Support for Open Educational Resources Initiatives


OER Stewardship


As the use of Open Educational Resources grows, it important for individuals and organizations that use OER know how to "help the movement grow in a way that is sustainable and 'consistent with the community's values'."

The CARE Framework was written to assist in that goal.  It encourages good OER stewards to:

  • Contribute
  • Attribute
  • Release
  • Empower


Petrides, L., Levin, D., & Watson, C. E. (2018, March 4). Toward a sustainable OER ecosystem: The case for OER stewardship. Retrieved from

McKenzie, L. (2018, March 5). A guide to good OER stewardship. Inside Higher Ed.