Open educational resources (OER)

Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials that are licensed in ways that allow individuals and institutions to reuse, adapt and modify the materials for their own use.  

OERs can and do include full courses, textbooks, streaming videos, exams, software and any other materials or techniques that support learning.

Learn more about OER Foundation

How to use open educational resources

Creative Commons enables people to freely share their knowledge and creativity. Open educational resources can be downloaded, embedded, re-used or adapted to suit teaching or learning activities, depending on the licence.

Open course resources and open textbooks 

Swinburne library provides links to a range of open educational resources via its A–Z Database list.

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