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Open Educational Resources (OER): About OER

Find openly licensed resources for use in the classroom

What are OER?

OER Logo

"Open Educational Resources Logo" by Jonathas Mello is licensed under CC BY

Open Educational Resources (OER) are...

  • Free teaching and learning materials
  • In the public domain or licensed for free use and reuse
  • Accessible online or through low-cost print-on-demand services
  • More than just textbooks! OER can be videos, games, assessments, and more

Are OER effective for teaching and learning?

Where can I find OER?

Start your search for OER by using the resources on the Find OER page of this guide.

You can also consult the Subject-Specific OER page to find open textbooks and multimedia sources specific to your discipline.

The Classroom-Use Only Materials page offers some other resources that aren't openly licensed—so they can't be reused, remixed, or redistributed—but you can use in them in instructional materials.

Finally, the Create OER page has links to...

  • Books and presentations about creating open resources
  • Free or low-cost software for editing multimedia

Creative Commons License
This guide by COCC Barber Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.