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Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching & learning materials that you may freely use and repurpose.

 Section 67423 of California Education Code defines Open Educational Resources (OER) as "high-quality teaching, learning, and research resources that:

  • Reside in the public domain or
  • Have been released under an intellectual property license, such as a Creative Commons license, that permits their free use and repurposing by others, and
  • May include other resources that are legally available and free of cost to students. 

Open educational resources include, but are not limited to, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."

OER Basics

Video source: "OER Basics" by Open Oregon is licensed under CC BY 4.0