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Open Educational Resources (OER) - Resource Guide: Welcome

Open Educational Resources are free for people to use and repurpose.

About This Guide

This resource guide was designed to provide instructors with assistance in locating good sources of information about open educational resources for your classes. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people to use and repurpose.

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Table of Contents

Selected Open Educational Depostitories

What is OER?

According to UNESCO, "Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution." OER can include:

  • curriculum maps
  • course materials
  • full courses
  • textbooks
  • syllabi
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • simulations
  • streaming videos
  • multimedia applications
  • podcasts
  • other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning.


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This guide was adapted by  Vandy Evermon with permission from Carleen Huxley at SUNY Jefferson Community College.