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Teacher Education: Open Educational Resources (OER)

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium - digital or otherwise - that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions" - UNESCO


  • Are the same quality as traditional textbooks
  • May be peer-reviewed
  • Can include ancillary materials such as presentation slides, simulations, and assessments.
  • Free for the end user (This is important with the rising cost of textbooks)
  • Encourages equity = Equal Access for All!


Finding OERs