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Faculty creation and adoption of OER and ZTC materials can provide students with benefits that extend beyond no-cost or low-cost considerations. These materials can be the foundation of more culturally relevant classroom materialsthanstudents are used to seeing. They can increase the accessibility of instructional materials to students with disabilities. They can be employed to support student-centered learning ideas which upend traditionalnotionshow information flows between teachers and students. Using OER and ZTC materials has the potential to address many of the concerns about inequality that faculty and students alike have about the current educational model. Although OER and ZTC initiatives present opportunities for increased access and equity in the classroom, they do not inherently eliminate interlocking structures of oppression such as systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and more.
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Williams, Nicole and Anastasi, Kathryn, "More Than Free: Equity in Open Educational Resources" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.
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