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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for anyone to use. OER are learning materials that you can use, remix and redistribute.


Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections and repositories from around the world. Three collections you can use to start looking for free resources:


Oer Commons

Learning is sharing at OER Commons! Find free teaching and learning content from around the World.  Recommended resources include:


Wikieducator Collection of OER

Wikieducator provides an Exemplary Collection of Open eLearning Content Repositories with a focus on best practice examples that include:

  • Portals & Gateways
  • Institutional Repositories
  • Subject Portals and Gateways
  • Standalone Digital Media Resources
  • Community Developed Content

Curriki is a free repository of Open Education Resources where you can...

  • Connect to other members
  • Find and collect resources
  • Publish and share resources

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OER repositories and authors allow reuse and remixing of their resources. Each OER is assigned a digital license. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastruction that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.