Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that have been released into the public domain or are under a Creative Commons license. An open intellectual property license allows anyone to freely use, adaptive, and distribute the materials. OER materials can be re-used, re-purposed, and “remixed” to better suit the user’s needs. The affordances of the open license are often referred to as the 5R permissions: the rights to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute these materials.
Since faculty often have a hard time knowing where to start with OER or where to look for them, TeachOER offers faculty a catalog to browse purveyors and websites that host openly licensed materials. As you will see on the site, OER can range from open access (free) textbooks, to lesson plans, to educational videos, to interactive websites, and more.
Scroll through our Resource List by category (above) or search the TeachOER catalog by keyword, topic, or content type below.