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Faculty Guide: Open Educational Resources

This guide will give information about Open Educational Resources that instructors and students can use for free.

What are Open Educational Resources? (OER)

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are available through the public domain.  That means that there are little to no copyright rules attached to these resources which gives educators the ability to use them freely in their courses without obtaining permission from the creator. To learn more, review the links below. Use the menu to the left to navigate to the type of OER materials you are looking for.

Overview of OER

Education Week: Open Educational Resources (OER): Overview and Definition

RMIT University: What are OERs

Case Studies related to OERs for further reading

A Survey of OER Implementations in 13 Higher Education Institutions

Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University: A Case Study

Integration of Open Educational Resources in Higher and General Education Institutions: From the Perspectives of Specialized and Concerned Bodies in E-Learning