03-OERs: Open Educational Resources


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What is OERs
The following definition of OER has been proposed by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation:
  • OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.








Resources
Portals to Access OERs
http://www.oercommons.org/

Federal Resources for Education Excellence

Educational Freeware

Edutopia

Thinkinfinity

Read Write Think

List of OERs

Sources that are not open or not fully open
Brainpop
Study Island
Archipelago Learning
Discovery Education
IXL