I Have Seen the Future — and it includes Open Educational Resources (OER)

What are OERs?

Open educational resources (OER) are digital materials that can be re-used for teaching, learning, research and more, made available for free through open licenses, which allow uses of the materials that would not be easily permitted under copyright alone.[1]

A key part of OERs is that they are  available under a Creative Commons License which permits the re-use and even re-mixing of educational resources.

There are a number of repositories available providing a range of resources from learning objects through to complete courses. Here are some examples:


BCcampus’ Shareable Online Learning Resources

National Repository of Online Courses

OER Commons

Open Courseware Consortium


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