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by Sheena M Campbell – May 5, 2022
This is a curated list that contains platforms, collections, and repositories that host openly licensed educational materials to help you to discover OER content. Library experts can assist instructors with the process of finding, evaluating, and using open education resources (OER).
We provide consultation for instructors developing strategies to identify OER that support their teaching style and course learning outcomes, as well as navigating copyright and open licensing.
We also host OER Discovery workshops where instructors can learn more about the spectrum of openly licensed learning materials and begin exploring available OER in their field.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about OER or to schedule a consultation related to using or creating openly licensed course materials.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by their creator, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them.
OER are teaching resources that have an open copyright license (such as one from Creative Commons), or they are part of the public domain and have no copyright. Depending on the license used, OER can be freely accessed, used, revised, and shared.
The term “open” in “open educational resources” describe any copyrightable work (traditionally excluding software, which is described by other terms like “open source”) that is licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
This diagram from the University of Hawaii provides a visual for understanding the major steps in the adaptation and/or creation of OER: