Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license. This permits them to be freely used, changed and shared with others. OER includes everything from images and videos to textbooks and course curriculums.
Why choose OER
Did you know that 65% of students nation-wide have not purchased a textbook because of cost? OER provides a low or no-cost option. It also gives you a way to:
- Improve student success
- Customize course materials
- Control the quality of your course materials
- Showcase innovation and talent
How to get started with OER
Where to find OER
Many resources exist that can help you find, adapt and create OER. Explore materials available through various open education sources using our resources list.
How to adapt OER
There are a number of ways you can tailor OER materials to meet your needs. You can customize content for your curriculum (revise) or combine it with other original content (remix). Let us help you start adapting OER.