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Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources refer to the teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license that permits free use and re-purposing by others. They can be presented in a broad variety such as full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge (The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, n.d.).
Relevant online videos
Open educational resources: The value of use (2011)
This video presents the findings of a research study which examined the value of use of open educational resources and its influence on teaching and learning. A full research report is also provided.
Open educational resources (2013)
This video illustrates how the use of open educational resources in curriculum helped a college in U.S. to gain significant savings for students, improvements in student success outcomes, retention and teaching methods.
Open educational resources (2015)
The speaker discussed the heavy costs for students to purchase textbooks, and recommended ways to incorporate open educational resources into higher education curriculum.
OERu and OER resources
OERu, a not-for-profit organization and a network of institutions, offers free online courses to students worldwide as well as resources on OER for both learners and institutions. Please visit the OERu website to find out more about its background, courses, benefits of being a partner, marketing resources, news and media information.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (n.d.). Open Educational Resources. Retrieved from: