In its simplest form, the term OER describes any educational resources (including curriculum maps, course materials, textbooks, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts, and any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning) that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or license fees.
Share your experience with OER by responding to one or more of these questions:
- If you are new to using OER, how can you envision using OER in your classes?
- If you have already integrated OER into your classes, share an example of what you, or your students, have done with OER.
- If you’re in a non-teaching role, explain your interest in OER practices at your campus. What value do you feel they can provide in your specific situation?