Open Educational Resources

DID YOU CONSIDER

 

"Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that provide users with (1) free and unfettered access and (2) 5R legal permissions to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them, that can be used to replace traditional expensive learning resources (such as textbooks)." Open Education Group


OPEN IN ORDER TO

Facilitate collaboration among content experts and students

Ensure academic freedom to use, modify, retain and share content

Enhance research and teaching visibility

Provide more relevant and engaging materials to students

Improve student retention by reducing costs

Grant learners access to knowledge and quality education (SDG4) anytime

Invite students to become content creators – meaningful assignments


Where to find OER?

For your convenience in browsing most major OER repositories, you can access the virtual noticeboard above by simply clicking on the pink links, which will direct you to the original websites.  You can also refer to the library information guides below by clicking either one of them.


And so many more FAQs

Do you want to know more about all the things related to content creation and modification? The Commonwealth of Learning OER Community of Practice platform will answer most of the questions you might have around all the facets of OER. The forum covers over  everything from the basics to special inquiries on OER quality control, policy and development.