Skip to main content UMKC University Libraries

Open Educational Resources

A guide to open educational resources for faculty.

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are defined in this manner by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation:

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.


For more information on The Hewlett Foundation's work with OERs, please click on the link.

Check out the Year of Open - 2017!

Mythbusting 7 Common Myths about OER

Video: OER - The Big Picture

Video: David Wiley, BYU: "Open Education and the Future"

Video: "Faculty Members' Experiences with OERs"

Ask a librarian.

Chat with us