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Advice: What is OER?

Resources for leaders and educators to understand Open Educational Resources


OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. (Source: Hewlett Foundation)

To explore a sampling of OER resources, check out the strategy "Advice: Recommended OER Resources," and dive further into OER implementation in our Problem of Practice on OER

For all of our OER content, search the OER tag.

Strategy Resources


The OERs-Open Educational Resources. Brief video on the definition of OER. Learn More