Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) support equitable and inclusive learning and teaching practices by providing course materials that can be freely used, shared, and adapted.

Open resources include a wide range of material that can be freely used in teaching, such as textbooks, lectures, videos, images, question banks, case studies, a whole course or a module, software, data, and statistics.

Why use open resources?

Benefits for students:

Using OERs help to lower the cost of study and provide free and equitable access to learning materials for all students. They can enhance the learning experience, providing opportunities for self-directed and peer-to-peer learning approaches. This encourages deeper engagement and learning.

Benefits for teachers:

OERs enhance and supplement your existing curriculum resources. They can be customised and updated as required, to suit specific course requirements, maintain relevance, and reflect new knowledge and information. OERs can be adapted to include a wide range of perspectives, such as Indigenous voices, and reflect the culturally diverse student community.

Open Educational Resources webinar: Enabling equitable education