Open Education Resources

What is OER?  Open Education Resources (OER) are materials used for both teaching and learning that is free for all to use.  It could be in the form of a course, lecture, homework assignment, quiz, challenge, project, etc. and because it is open-education, the digital rich collections come from our global community at large.

The move to OER affords educational facilities an alternative to adaptable curricula in support of teacher expertise and peer-based learning. The fact the price point is free also attracts educational systems.

As we move towards Schoology, the OER Common website would be a good resource to find full courses with all materials from a teaching perspective and also get a feel of the course from a student’s point of view.