What are open educational resources?
Open Educational Resources (OER) – OER are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain and have been released under an open licence that permits access, use, repurposing, reuse and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. The use of open technical standards improves access and reuse potential.
OER can include full courses/programmes, course materials, modules, student guides, teaching notes, textbooks, research articles, videos, assessment tools and instruments, interactive materials such as simulations and role plays, databases, software, apps (including mobile apps) and any other educationally useful materials.
The term «OER» is not synonymous with online learning, еLearning or mobile learning. Many OER — while shareable in a digital format — are also printable. (UNESCO. Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education.)
Creative Commons Licensing
When educational resources are digital and openly licensed under Creative Commons (СС) licences , they can be shared with everyone for free. Textbooks, courses, and lesson plans become free and easy to find, share, customize, adapt, and combine. With a CC Licence, , students can find and use free materials for reports and presentations, lecturers can customize textbooks and lesson plans, universities can distribute video lectures to a global audience, and publishers (university publishers or libraries) can adapt materials and develop services to enhance the learning experience.
You can learn more about licences here - types of Creative Commons licenses
An ENOEL Toolkit: Open Education Benefits. Version 2. (Ukrainian)
It is a set of tools (slides, leaflets, and Twitter cards) prepared by the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL). The toolkit aims to help raise awareness of the importance of Open Education, and it points out benefits for students, teachers, institutions, and society.
Original files in 15 languages in Zenodo.
You can download the Ukrainian version by following the link.
When using tools, quote as follows:
European Network of Open Education Librarians. (2022). An ENOEL Toolkit: Open Education Benefits. Version 2. Zenodo (Ukrainian version). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5906818