Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.
These resources will introduce you to OER: what they are, how to use them, and where to find them.
- What is OER? A page on the Creative Commons Wiki providing definitions of OER from a variety of organizations.
- How to use Open Educational Resources: A self-paced workshop covering various introductory aspects of using OER.
- OER, Open Textbooks, and Open Courses: A chapter on OER from the Creative Commons Certificate Course, with content geared towards librarians and educators.
- OER Commons: A searchable public collection of OER covering all different subject areas, formats, and education levels.
- Open Textbook Library: Over 1,000 open textbooks on many different topics, with reviews by subject experts.
Creative Commons. (n.d.-a). 5.1 OER, Open Textbooks, and Open Courses. Creative Commons Certificate for Educators, Academic Librarians and GLAM. Retrieved April 21, 2022, from https://certificates.creativecommons.org/cccertedu/chapter/6-1-oer-open-textbooks-open-courses/
Creative Commons. (n.d.-b). What is OER? Retrieved April 21, 2022, from https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/What_is_OER%3F
OER Commons. (n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2022, from https://www.oercommons.org/
Open Education Network. (n.d.). Open Textbook Library. Retrieved April 29, 2022, from https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks
Open Washington. (2019). How to use Open Educational Resources. http://www.openwa.org/module-1/
UNESCO. (n.d.). Open Educational Resources. Retrieved April 29, 2022, from https://www.unesco.org/en/communication-information/open-solutions/open-educational-resources