Open educational resources (OER) are research, teaching, and learning materials that have been purposefully designed and licensed so that anyone may use, copy, and, in most circumstances, change them. Under some licenses, anybody may use, remix, enhance, and redistribute content and resources that are made publicly available under the umbrella term “OER.” These are made to be tailored for regionally specific circumstances in order to lower accessibility obstacles by using excellent teaching methods. The desire to provide a different or improved educational paradigm often drives the creation and promotion of open educational materials.

It is known that there are a lot of Open Educational Resources (OER) that are helpful to teachers and students all over the globe. As a result, AICTE Circular has recommended some of valuable OER for its affiliated institutions’ faculty and student.

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) was established in 1987 by Commonwealth Heads of Government “… to create and widen access to opportunities for learning, making use of the potential offered by distance education and by the application of communication technologies to education.” (Memorandum of Understanding on the Commonwealth of Learning).

British Columbia Open Text Book Project: The 13 C Open Collection by B Campus is a curated selection of open educational resources(OER) that can be accessed by educators in B.C. and beyond to use in the classroom, in an institutional learning management system, or on other teaching and learning platforms. 

This OER is a part of Rice University with the mission to improve educational access and learning for everyone. Openly licensed books, developing and improving research-based courseware, establishing partnerships with educational resource companies, and more arc part of it.

It is a provincially-fundcd non-profit organization that leads a consortium of the province’s publicly-funded colleges, universities and indigenous institutes to develop ard test online learning tools to advance the use of education technology and digital learning environments. 

This OER is to accelerate the democratization of education for all through open educational services and resources enabling individuals, communities, educational institutions, organizations, and businesses to prepare people for successful employment in the 21st Century.

The objective of this platform is to unite students, faculty and scholars in a cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of open educational resources (OER) to reduce the burdens of unreasonable textbook costs to our students and society.

It offers free and open online courses to all who want to learn. There are nearly 100 full-length courses at the college and professional levels, each built by subject matter experts. All courses are available to complete at your pace, on your schedule, and free of cost.