Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are openly licensed and freely available to use, share, and adapt. These materials can include textbooks, videos, assessments, and other resources that are designed for use in teaching and learning. OER can be created by anyone and can be shared and adapted by others, allowing educators and learners to access and use high-quality, affordable, and customizable learning materials. The use of OER can help to increase access to education, reduce costs for students, and promote more collaborative and innovative teaching and learning practices.
Source: OER Postcard (Top 10 Myths) by Jenni Hayman, Olga Perkovic, and Nada Savicevic (eCampus Ontario)
Licensed CC-BY; created by Alberta OER Initiative.