OER: Open Educational Resources

Benefits of OER

  • Improving student performance and satisfaction.
  • Increasing access to educational materials for a wider range of learners, predominantly those underserved by traditional educational opportunities.
  • Encouraging educators to engage in critical reflection of educational resources.
  • Helping students, districts, and educational institutions save money.
  • Attracting informal learners.
  • Serving as a gateway from informal learning to formal educational programs.

From Open Educational Resources: The Basics