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.
OER form part of ‘Open Solutions’, alongside Free and Open Source software (FOSS), Open Access (OA), Open Data (OD), and crowdsourcing platforms (UNESCO, 2021).
OER includes learning materials such as:
Open licensing permissions for OER are normally defined by the ability to implement the 5 Rs, which defines a creators' right to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute their works with the general public. OER are normally found as electronic works, but can also be available in print form.
OER-Open Educational Resources Libguide © 2022 by Elizabeth Speer & Gibson D. Lewis Library is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0