Open Educational Resources (OER) FAQs


Basics of OER This category includes questions that are often posed by those new to the concept of open educational resources. Taken together, these questions provide a quick primer on OER. OER in Education This category includes questions that concern the effective use of OER within educational institutions. Open Textbooks This category includes questions often posed by those who wish to find, use, or create a specific type of OER known as open textbooks. Other Types of Open This category includes questions that distinguish OER from a variety of other terms that include the word "open" and that are often heard within educational contexts. OER Policy This category includes questions that concern the development of institutional or government policy to support the successful adoption, adaptation, or creation of OER. Developing OER This category includes questions that are often posed by those who wish to create OER. OER Quality This category includes questions that concern the quality of available OER. Basics of Creative Commons Licensing This category includes questions often asked by those new to the idea of open licensing. Taken together, these questions provide a quick primer on Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing for Authors This category includes questions often asked by those considering applying an open license to their creative work. Creative Commons Licensing for Users This category includes questions often asked by those who wish to reuse or adapt openly-licensed materials. Curating and Finding OER This category includes questions that are often posed by those who wish to find and/or curate OER.
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