What are OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) means creating educational resources for sharing and further development. As described by the HEA UK Centre for Bioscience, it means

"The OER approach is a means to share and re-use resources for learning and teaching efficiently. 'Resources' in this context are all types of course material; software, assessments, booklets, full course materials, videos, images - anything that can be used or re-purposed and re-used. It is hoped that by adopting an OER approach more learning and teaching resources will be liberated and re-used effectively."