Skip to main content

Open Educational Resources: About OER

What are Open Educational Resources

Why open education graphic


"Open Educational Resources are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation." (UNESCO).

UNESCO: What are OERs?

William and Flora Hewlett Foundataion: What are OERs?

Learn More About OERs

A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources - A free e-book from UNESCO

OER Self-paced Course - by Judy Baker

Implementing OERs

OER Policy Development - For college governance officials.

Guidlines for OER - For educators and administrators

OER Handbook - For educators

Adopting OER in the Classroom - Lumen Learning Course

Articles on Open Resources


Unjoo Lee's picture
Unjoo Lee
East Los Angeles College Library
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 267-3774

Research Guide Acknowledgements

The "About OER" tab on this research guide was adapted from OSU Libraries "Open Educational Resources" webpage.