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Open Education Resources: Open Education Resources Overview


What are Open Education Resources?

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.
  • Source: UNESCO Communication and Information

What sorts of materials are available?

The How and Why of Open Education Resources

This COERLL video (15 minutes) uses a French teacher as an example of the OER process, explaining open licenses and the 5 R's: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute.

Published on Oct 16, 2014
Presentation by Carl Blyth, Director of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL). Recorded from an interactive Prezi available at

Further information on Open Educational Materials