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Open Educational Resources: Introduction

This guide provides information on how to create OERs, where to find OERs, and how to use the materials for teaching and learning.

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning resources in the public domain or have been released under licenses that permit their free use. Many times these materials are used as supplemental materials for existing curriculum or programs. OERs can include:

  • Textbooks
  • Syllabi 
  • Videos 
  • Data repositories 
  • Images 
  • And more.