Why OER Matter - introductory video (2:09 min). Attribution: Brendan Walsh, Wikimedia Commons
Why Open Matters and Impact Stories (from SPARC)
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 Educational Resources (OER) provide educators and learners with LEGAL PERMISSIONS to engage in the 5R activities: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix. Redistribute.