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Open Educational Resources (OER): Overview

OER in Context

Why OER Matter - introductory video (2:09 min). Attribution: Brendan Walsh, Wikimedia Commons

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 , Paris Declaration, 2012.

"Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide." - Open Education Consortium

Open Pedagogy adn Social Justice

OER Degrees

OER Defined

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide teachers, learners, and others with legal permissions to engage in the 5R activities: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix. RedistributeThe 5R Permissions of OER Defined. (Source: Lumen)










Open Source Stories

OER Benefits


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OER Impact Studies & Legislation