Open Educational Resources (OER)
Educational materials that are freely and openly shared under an open licence or are in the Public Domain which can be reused, repurposed, and redistributed by others for their own teaching and learning needs.
- Reduce financial barriers
- Increase access to learning
- Enhance Teaching and Learning Experiences
- Customize course materials
Types of OER
- Open Textbooks
- Open Courses
- Simulations and Interactive Activities
- Case Studies
5R’s of Open and Open Licensing
- Retain: Make, own, and control copies
- Reuse: Use in multiple ways
- Revise: Change or adapt OER to suit needs
- Remix: Combine multiple OER together
- Redistribute: Share copies of original and adapted OER
Creative Commons open licenses supports the 5R’s of Open through copyright licensing where the copyright holder retains their rights to their work and applies an additional open licence that provides advanced permissions for how their work may be used and adapted by others.
About OER & Licensing
Open Educational Resources (OER) Research Guide
This guide provides information and resources to help support you learn about OER, find and evaluate existing OER, adopt OER, and create OER.
Open Educational Resources FAQs
Look through commonly asked questions and answers about Open Educational Resources (OER).
OER Teaching & Learning Supports
OER by Discipline: University of Calgary
This guide organizes quality open educational resources (OER) according to the faculties, departments, and subject areas at UCalgary to easily locate potential OER.
Reading List Service
The service simplifies the creation and availability of Course Reading Lists in D2L from different sources including LCR’s collections, OER repositories, databases, and websites.
Open Services Suite for OER
Open Services Suite
LCR’s other open repositories and publishing services are available to support a variety of OER format types.
OER Grants and Incentives
When faculty use OER, we aren't just saving students money on textbooks: we are directly impacting that students' ability to enroll in, persist through, and successfully complete a course.
Open Education FAQs
Look through commonly asked questions and answers about open education.Search Open Education FAQs
Open Education Workshops and EventsView Events
Libraries and Cultural Resources News
Browse our growing collection of articles, stories, and updates.View News Articles