Open Educational Resources (OERs)

"What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?"

OERs are learning materials released under an open intellectual property licence or in the public domain, allowing free-of-cost and legal reuse, revision, remixing and redistribution. Whilst OERs are mainly shared in digital formats (online and offline), OER can also be in printable formats. OER include items such as courses, course modules and materials, e-textbooks, streaming videos of classroom lectures, assessments, tests, softwares and any other tools or techniques used to transmit knowledge.

The World OER congress, UNESCO, 2012 recommended that institutions, within their capacity and authority should:

More on OERs:
Basic Guide to OER

OER Policy Guidelines
UNESCO OER Programme and Open Licenses

 

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