Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights (OER Commons).
How Can I Use OER?
Open content is licensed in a way that permits users to:
Make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
Use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
Adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content (e.g., translate the content into another language)
Combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
Share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., post a copy of the content online for others to download)