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What are Open Education Resources (OERs)?

“Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.”

UNESCO Definition 

The VIU Library can assist you to:

  • Locate OER materials for your instruction and Canvas shells;
  • Interpret Creative Commons symbols and other licensing statements for proper usage;
  • Reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute OER appropriately;
  • Pursue reviewing or authoring opportunities with Open Text Books.

Open Education Resources

Additional Computer Science Resources