What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
Open Educational Resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute.
Open Educational Resources include:
- Learning content: full courses, course material, content modules, learning objects, collections, and journals.
- Tools: software to support the creation, delivery, use and improvement of open learning content including searching and organization of content, content and learning management systems, content development tools, and online learning communities.
- Implementation resources: Intellectual property licenses to promote open publishing of materials, design-principles, and localization of content.
Open Educational Resource Sites
- Academic Commons (http://www.academiccommons.org/)
- AcademicPub (http://www.academicpub.sharedbook.com/)
- Archive.org OER Resources (http://archive.org/details/education)
- BCCampus Solr Repository (http://solr.bccampus.ca/)
- Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (http://oerconsortium.org/)
- Connexions (http://cnx.org)
- Flat World Knowledge (http://www.flatworldknowledge.com)
- Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org/#smarthistory)
- InTech (http://www.intechweb.org/.com)
- MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org/melot/index.html)
- NanoHUB (http://nanohub.org)
- OER Commons: Open Textbooks (http://www.oercommons.org/)
- Open Courseware Consortium (http://www.ocwconsortium.org)
- Open KSA (http://knowlton.osu.edu/open/about.asp)
- Saylor Foundation (http://www.saylor.org/)
- SmARThistory (http://smarthistory.org/)
- Student PIRGs: Open Textbooks (http://www.studentpirgs.org)
- Textbook Media (http://www.textbookmedia.com/)
- The Global Text Project (http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/)
- WikiEducator (http://wikieducator.org/Main_Page)