Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Open Educational Resources

What Are Open Educational Resources?
  • Teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and made available without copyright or licensing restrictions that limit how they are used.
  • Include syllabi, course modules, textbooks, videos, tests, journal articles, and assessment tools to support learning. 
  • Originate from colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, publishers, faculty or other individuals who develop and openly share their teaching resources.
  • Made available with the 5R permissions, which define the ways open content can be used:
  1. Retain: Make, own, and control copies of the content
  2. Reuse: Use the content in a variety of ways
  3. Revise: Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter the content
  4. Remix: Combine the original or revised content with other OER to create something new
  5. Redistribute: Share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others
  • Three ways to use OER: 
  1. Adopt existing resources without making changes
  2. Adapt existing resources by adding, removing, combining, or editing content
  3. Author new resources

OER and Faculty

Click image for OER infographic

oer infographic