What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are made freely available that you may use and reuse at little or no cost. Unlike resources under strict copyright terms, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. OER are made available in a variety of digital and print formats. (Adapted from OER Commons)
Creative Commons Licensing
Most OER are covered by licenses that allow users to access, share, and re-mix the resources. The most common type of licensing is Creative Commons Licensing, which allow a creator to clearly communicate how their works can be used.