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Open Educational Resources (OERs): About OERs

Find Open Educational Resources and information about adoption and publishing

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely available educational materials. OERs are licensed under Create Commons and allow for adaptations. OERs are found in a variety of formats including textbooks and interactive web-based tutorials.  

Traditional Instructional materials include: 

  • eBooks of textbooks or essay collections
  • videos of tutorials and lectures

Supplementary and Planning Materials:

  • courses and lesson plans
  • test banks
  • supplemental practice materials

Quality Criteria for OERs