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Open Educational Resources (OER)
Dozens of additional entries in the "Why Open Education Matters" video contest held by OER Commons.
What are open educational resources (OER)?
This page, from Lumen Learning, includes the 5R Permissions of OER, as well as information about why and how to create OER.
The CARE Framework
"The purpose of the CARE Framework is to articulate a set of shared values and a collective vision for the future of education and learning enabled by the widespread adoption and use of OER. It aims to address the question of how an individual, institution, or organization seeking to be a good steward can contribute to the growth and sustainability of the OER movement consistent with the community’s values."
Open Education and Open Educational Resources
Resources from the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE).
Open Pedagogy Notebook
Information and resources from Robin DeRosa and Rajiv Jhangiani: "This website is designed to serve as a resource for educators interested in learning more about Open Pedagogy."
Where to Share
Submit an existing Open Educational Resource, or use the authoring tools to create new OERs, lesson plans, and courses
A repository of educational materials with options for CC/open licensing and peer review.
The LIS Scholarship Archive
"A free, open scholarly platform for library and information science"
Creative Commons Platforms
A selection of platforms that make it easy to share CC licensed work across the web.
Possible sources for "free" images
Even though these services are free, remember to check each site's policies and if the photos require attribution.