Open educational resources
Access free, openly licensed educational resources to enhance your students’ learning experience.
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.
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.
- Learn about Creative Commons license options and how to license your work openly.
- Learn about the UNESCO Recommendation on OER that supports the creation, use and adaptation of inclusive and quality OER, and facilitates international cooperation in this field.
- Read the report published 1 December 2015 by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation — Open Educational Resources: A catalyst for innovation.
- The Open Education Research Hub publishes research about the impact of OER on teaching and learning practices.
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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