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Open Educational Resources (OER): What are OERs?

OERs Defined

“Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”
Source: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Check out the following resources for more information about the OER concept:

OER News & Recent Publications

Last updated: March 6, 2023


This guide was originally created by Heather Cook.