Flexible: reuse and adapt
OERs can be used, remixed, and edited to suit learning outcomes and student needs in individual topics.
How many times have you had a textbook that didn’t quite hit the mark, but it was the closest thing available? Or maybe you have had to adapt your topic to suit a particular textbook? Maybe the only textbook that has been written on your subject area focuses on America, or Europe? OERs can be adapted to be much more relevant to your students.