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Open Education Resources (OER): About OER

An OER guide for CDU staff and students

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

OER are teaching and learning materials freely available online for anyone to use. Different licenses allow for resources to be shared and re-purposed by others.

OER include:

  • Learning content: course material, content modules, learning objects, collections and journals.
  • Tools: software to support creation, delivery, use and improvement of open learning content including searching and organisation of content, content and learning management systems, content development fools and online learning communities.
  • Implementation resources: Intellectual property licenses to promote open publishing of materials, design-principles and localization of content.

Download a quick guide to understanding OER and Creative commons (PDF)

Download video attribution file (doc)


Creative Commons

Lecturer resources


How to give attribution

Open Textbooks


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