What are Open Educational Resources?
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium - digital or otherwise - that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions (UNESCO, 2019). OERs can be in the form of quizzes, textbooks, syllabi, full courses, test questions, assignments, lecture notes and more.
Use The 5 R's of OER to help you determine if something you want to use or create as an open resource is open and free of copyright.
An open educational resource provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
To Learn more about OER visit the Learning more about OER tab in this LibGuide