The term Open Educational Resources (OER) includes educational content which is shared freely and openly to be used by anyone to adapt/ repurpose/improve under an open copyright licence in order to redistribute and share again
The emergence of open educational resources (OER) in higher education is part of the much larger social movement towards ‘opening up’ what was previously ‘closed’ to all except a limited number of people who paid for access to use information and services. There is a growing pool of high quality resources freely available for use on the internet. Below find a number of links to help get you started in your search for OER!
Understanding the OER movement
- World Bank InfoDev Briefing sheet: Quick guide: Open educational resources http://www.infodev.org/en/Publication.337.html
- Open Educational Resources – Opportunities and Challenges for HE http://learn.creativecommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/oer_briefing_paper.pdf
- OECD OER Handbook http://www.wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook
Understanding Creative Commons open copyright licences
- About Creative Commons
- What is Creative Commons -for Teachers and Students
- Creative Commons primer video
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