OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free to use and accessible to all.
OER allow anyone to adapt, revise, remix, and share the materials—wherever, whenever.
This open use is made possible through an "open license" (often through Creative Commons) that works alongside copyright to permit a wide range of uses.
Benefits for students:
Benefits for faculty:
The flexibility to adapt open materials to one’s specific pedagogy, and to adjust the materials as needed from year to year.