Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) are pieces of information that are available for free use and adaptation for teaching or research purposes.

More about OER

Why can these materials be used for free?

  1. Because they are in the public domain, or
  2. Because they "have been released under a license that permits their free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others."

What kinds of materials can these be?

  • Anything that can be used to teach or learn, including syllabi, lesson plans, videos, software, tests, quizzes, teaching techniques, group activities, writing prompts, textbooks, learning modules, experiments, simulations, course designs
  • There are no platform restraints

What else should I know?