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Open Educational Resources

This guide provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and links to resources like databases containing them.

What are the different kinds of OER?

Any educational resource can be considered an OER if it is published with a Creative Commons license or is in the public domain. Here are some examples of the most common kinds of OER:

Open Textbooks






Open Software and Digital Tools



Collections of Open Images


Literature in the Public Domain

Open Courses

Open Data Sets

Websites as OER