OER Wikipedia states the following about Open Educational Resources (OER):

“Open educational resources (OER) are an Internet empowered worldwide community effort to create an education commons.

The term “open educational resources” was first adopted at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses re-mix, improve and redistribute.

Open educational resources include:

Learning content: full courses, course materials, content modules, learning objects, collections, and journals.

Tools: Software to support the creation, delivery, use and improvement of open learning content including searching and organization of content, content and learning management systems, content development tools, and on-line learning communities.

Implementation resources: Intellectual property licenses to promote open publishing of materials, design-principles, and localization of content.”

Links to OER resources include:

Open Learn Learning Space

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER Commons

OER Grapevine




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s