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A growing number of courses at NOVA are utilizing freely accessible, high-quality, openly licensed educational materials commonly referred to as Open Educational Resources (OER). These educational materials may include modules, textbooks, streaming videos, software, and other tools, materials, and techniques used to support access to knowledge.
The online courses that use OER are designated as "digital open courses" in the course notes. This designation means that the purchase of textbooks is not required because the course materials being used for the course are free and accessible to all students enrolled in the course.
NOTE: Not all online classes and sections in these subject areas are digital open courses. Look for the following information in the course notes: This is a digital open course. No textbook purchase required.