Open Education Resources (OER) are accessible instructional media and documents that are free to educators and institutions alike. These lessons, sources, artifacts, and documents are created and shared under an open access license to help further teaching, learning, and instructional capabilities and research.
The following chart retrieved from the Common Wealth of Learning website displays the various advantages Open Education Resources provide.
The following are links to existing websites, hubs,organizations and commons that provide access to Open Education Resources.
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MERLOT II is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.