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!

Why Open Education Matters from Blink Tower on Vimeo.

Understanding the OER movement

Understanding Creative Commons open copyright licences

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