What is OER?

Defining OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research resources that are either in the public domain, or have been released with an intellectual property license that permits free reuse and repurposing.

OER come in the form of online courseware, books, articles, websites, videos, images, and many other kinds of digital and print resources.  The key component that defines an OER is the open license attached to it, most commonly a Creative Commons license.

OER Providers

From government initiatives to startup companies, OER is being produced all over the world. How can OER work for you?

Logos of organizations that work with OER

 

Go to Why OER

University of Hawaii — Open Education Resources