Open educational resources refer to the teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license that permits free use and re-purposing by others. They can be presented in a broad variety such as full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge (The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, n.d.).
Relevant online videos
Open educational resources: The value of use (2011)
This video presents the findings of a research study which examined the value of use of open educational resources and its influence on teaching and learning. A full research report is also provided.
This video illustrates how the use of open educational resources in curriculum helped a college in U.S. to gain significant savings for students, improvements in student success outcomes, retention and teaching methods.