Open Educational Resources (OER)

Overview

"Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared."
-OER Commons

There are many open and free options for content, including resources licensed under the following:

  • Fair Use
  • Public Domain
  • OER
  • Creative Commons

For more information on Public Domain and Creative Commons licensing, see Creative Commons and Public Domain Resources.

What is OER good for?

  • Saving students money
  • Access to quality educational choices
  • Freedom of information (access, licensing, etc.)
  • Flexibility in teaching and flexibility in learning
  • World Peace

See also: Why Open Educational Resources Matter on YouTube and Why OER Matters

Finding OER Materials

Creating and Curating OER

Additional Resources