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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Resources and information about open and affordable educational resources, where to find them and how to use them.

How Do OER Work?

OER materials are either in the public domain or have been licensed for reuse and, sometimes, remixing and redistribution.

Publishers of open coursework, including textbooks, are generally supported by academic institutions and philanthropic foundations, and those who write them do so with the express purpose of making the materials freely available for use by other professors and students. This way, not only is the material available for anyone who needs it, but it's also easier to continually update and improve the information available within. 

The Code of Best Practices below also explains how educators can use certain materials under copyright for educational purposes as OER.


Best Practices

Access But Not Open

OER Policies Around the World



OER News

The Open Access Tracking Project (part of the Harvard Open Access Project) follows many areas of open access, including OER. This is a feed of articles tagged OER.

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