Open Education Resources (OER)
Open Education Resources (OER) are a collection of materials that are free to be used, shared, revised, remixed or distributed that carry one of the six Creative Commons licenses. These are great resources because they are offered at no charge and it makes creating your own engaging curriculum possible. On this page you will find some links and resources to get you started on your OER journey.
The #GoOpen District Launch Packet is an informational packet put together by the Department of Education and their Department of Educational Technology group. This packet is designed for district level administrators to beginning the process of using OERs to design and implement their own curriculum resources. This is a great starting point for anyone that might be interested in this movement.
Creative Commons licenses are a way to share your work and use the works of others in legal ways. These help differentiate between copy right protected works that carry the "All Rights Reserved" license and works which you are permitted to use. To learn more about the different types of attributes used in the Creative Commons visit the Understanding Free Cultural Works on the Creative Commons website.
Resources on the Web
Open Repositories, Collections, and Tools
Open Books and Textbooks
Open Courses and Learning Modules