What is it?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used by educators and students. Anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share these materials.
Educational resources include:
- Curriculum Maps
- Course Materials
- Streaming Videos
- Multimedia Applications
- Learning objects or course components
- Any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning
How do I find OER?
- The UF Libraries Affordable UF LibGuide has a list of OER repositories.
- Use the Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) provided by the UF Libraries.
- Your Subject Specialist Librarian can work with you to identify resources that fit the needs of your course.
Can I create my own OER?
Yes! You can incorporate OER into your own material or create completely new content. The Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) can provide technical assistance.
Depending upon your course and discipline, funding may be available to support your OER creation efforts. Contact Alexandra Bitton-Bailey with your proposed project.