Summary of OERs

Key Takeaways

  1. The principles of cooperation, sharing and accessibility are at the heart of open education.
  2. Open educational resources (OER) support open education by not only being free, and therefore affordable, but also because they can be modified to be accessible, inclusive and representative.
  3. The openness of OER allows for their reuse, retention, revision, remixing and redistribution (the 5Rs).
  4. A free resource is not necessarily an OER.
  5. Co-creation and renewable homework are examples of open educational practices that promote inclusion and representation.

Video: Open Education Matters

This video demonstrates how opening and sharing one resource can have a global impact.

Open Education Matters: Why is it important to share content? (3:10)

Video Transcript

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