Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others.
This guide provides an overview of OER and resources to Find, Adapt, and Create OER for your courses.
In addition to being free, OER are free to use and expand upon, following the terms of their licenses. Open Educational Resources are either in the public domain or licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
This starter kit was created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of OER. The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to OER.
These SUNY OER Community Courses will introduce you to the fundamental principles and effective practices related to OER. You will have the opportunity to explore methods and approaches to finding, adopting, customizing, integrating, creating, publishing, and licensing OER.
The SUNY Old Westbury Library offers consultation services for faculty with librarians who assists with the curation of OER. Make an appointment with the OER Librarian Joanne Spadaro (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christa DeVirgilio.