This guide has been developed as a general overview of the resources, information, and issues pertaining to Open Education Resources (OER). Herein, OER information will generally refer to aspects of teaching and instruction. Overlap does, of course, exist with Open Access topics. Please see our guide Open Access Publishing for OA-specific information.
This guide is primarily intended as a resource for UFV faculty and staff, and is not to be considered a comprehensive treatment of OER topics, but rather a starting point from which you can begin or continue your research according to your information needs. In each tab, you will be directed to a topic-specific bibliography in the Readings section.
The Open Knowledge Foundation sets forth the definition that a "piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”
The definition is intended to clarify the concept of openness and offer principles for assessment and judgement about what is or is not "open".
For general information on copyright, including use of licenced resources, photocopying, and fair dealing, see the UFV Copyright guide: