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Open educational resources (OERs)


What are open educational resources?

“Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation."

UNESCO (n.d.) Open educational resources. Retrieved from

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Open Educational resources allow for:

  • free and legal access to high quality content
  • adaptation to suit your situation
  • the increased usage of a resource as the barrier to access has been removed.

For more information and support on OERs see:

Video - "Why is it important to share content?"

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