Developing good learning materials is time-consuming and expensive. There are many benefits to be gained if you work together as a community of lecturers. By using other people's learning materials, you can enhance your own teaching; it offers substantive and didactic inspiration and saves you time.

This Introduction to open educational resources (OER) explains what OER’s are, how you can use them in your own teaching, and how you can structure your own materials in such a way that others are able to make optimum use of them.

Aspects of open educational resources

For whom is the introduction written?

The target group of the Introduction to open educational resources is lecturers and teams of lecturers who:

  • are interested in sharing and reusing open educational resources
  • wish to explore the potential of open educational resources for the purpose of (re)designing education.

In addition, the introduction is interesting for people who help lecturers in developing education, such as educationalists, AV and media experts, copyright experts and information specialists.

What is the purpose of the introduction?

The aim of the Introduction to open educational resources is to collect all the basic information on sharing, re-using and developing open educational resources in one place so that lecturers, educational support staff and communities of lecturers can educate themselves in this area.