Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for anyone to use (Charles Darwin University). This post has been created by using open resources and in turn, is itself an open resource for others to use. Read our license details in the FAQ.
Open resources can range from textbooks for Higher Education study, sound, image and video material. Open Educational Practices (OEP) is another acronym that relates to this area and is concerned with the development, implementation and use of OER but can extend to open access data, open policies and open learning designs.
Read more about two different types of OER in More Detail below, then take a look at the activities under ‘Try’ and finally, share your thoughts and comments using the prompts given in Share.
A Review of the Effectiveness & Perceptions of OER as compared to textbooks (4mins)
Read About CC Search and then search the Creative Commons website to search for an image that can be modified or adapted.