Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that are in the public domain or are protected by copyright and have been released under an open license, allowing others free access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation, and redistribution.
An open license is one that respects the intellectual property rights of the copyright holder while also granting the public permission to access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt, and redistribute educational materials.
The UNESCO General Conference’s Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER), adopted on November 25, 2019, at its 40th session, is the first international normative instrument to recognize the field of openly licensed educational materials and technologies in education.
Some types of OER have been listed below:
- Free and Open Educational Resources
- Open Educational Resources.
- Modules of Instruction.
- Open your textbooks.
- Video Streaming.
- Journals with Open Access.
- Tutorials, that are available online.
- Digital Learning Resources.