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Open Educational Resources

What are OER?

OER or Open Educational Resources are free and openly licensed educational materials (i.e. textbooks, assignments, lesson plans, etc.) used for teaching, learning, and research.

Basics of OER

OER Research

Organizations Supporting OER

What makes OER work?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are either in the public domain or licensed for maximum use and reuse by the copyright holder.

The standard licenses for OER are Creative Commons licenses. Creative Commons is a set of copyright licenses designed to protect those who wish to publish their works in an open access environment. There are different licenses that protect the copyright holder and allow for different forms of use and reuse.