OER are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others." (From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)
OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for everyone to do the 5Rs (Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute).
OER include digital learning materials such as:
To learn more about OER, take this self-paced OER course for Higher Education. Earn an OER certificate by taking the exam at the end of the 8 modules.
Many thanks to Regina Gong at Michigan State University for creating this guide and making it available for others to copy and use.