A revised and truly comprehensive guide to open educational resources (OER) was recently released by UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) – it is something every faculty member and instructor should have readily available. The guide is full of suggested places to look for and find appropriate resources to support teaching and available resources to aid learning.


OER includes teaching, learning and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and in some instances, repurposing by others. OER ranges from handouts and PowerPoint presentations to full courses, videos, simulations and laboratories for science experiments, statistics and practical projects. iTunes University, Wikiversity, OERu and OER Commons, for example, offer resources to support  courses and students. There are many other places to look to – all described in the UNESCO/COL guide.

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