Open Educational Resources (OER)

[Translate to English:] Das OER Global Logo von 2012 Jonathas Mello steht unter der Lizenz Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) via UNESCO. Das „Global OER Logo“ von Jonathas Mello unter CC BY 3.0

The OER Global Logo from 2012 Jonathas Mello stands under licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) via UNESCO.

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials of any kind and in any medium that are licensed under an open license. Such a license allows free access as well as free use, editing, and redistribution by third parties without or with minor restrictions. The authors themselves determine which rights of use they grant and which rights they reserve." (UNESCO).

OER can be e.g. books, exercise sheets, lecture notes and other texts, but also photos, videos, audio files, databases, software, apps and web applications. You can find them in numerous portals and on websites. The most common open licenses are those from Creative Commons.

If you would like to use OER or license your own material, we have compiled the most important information for you below:

Handout on Open Educational Resources (OER)

Handout on the licensing of your own materials

List of sources for OER materials

Why OER?

The video "OER Why and What for?" briefly explains possible uses of OER.

Video 2 - OER, Why and What for? Sandra Schön & Martin Ebner CC-BY-SA 4.0

Further information (only in german language)