Open Educational Resources are educational materials that are available for free, online and are either:
OER includes materials such as:
that can be used for teaching, learning, and research. (Keep in mind that one can of course use OA articles and scholarly books as class readings, too, and could even use open data as part of an assignment.)
Because OER are openly-licensed, they can be altered and customized in ways that no 'all rights reserved' material ever can.
OER's unique, customizable nature can make it a game-changer in the classroom, making possible an instructional technique called 'open pedagogy / OER-enabled pedagogy'.
As mentioned above, OER are licensed so as to allow users to:
Information in this section is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, derived from University Libraries of the University of Oklahoma.