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Welcome to the Education Open Resources Guide

This Subject Guide aims to open the world to Open Educational Resources in a world where sustainable EDUCATION rules

Facts or Fake!

We are living in a "Post-Truth Era" What does it mean?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term "post-truth era" are described as

".....relating to a situation in which people are more likely to accept an argument based on 

their emotions and beliefsrather than one based on facts"


How does the Cambridge Dictionary define "fake news"

"false stories that appear to be newsspread on the internet or using other media,

usually created to influence political views or as a joke"


Creative Commons CC

Please familiarize yourself with the different creative commons licences available.

OER investigated



Definitions on.....

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. 
OER form part of ‘Open Solutions’, alongside Free and Open Source software (FOSS), Open Access (OA), Open Data (OD) and crowdsourcing platforms."


"Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared."


"OER may include everything from a single video or lesson plan to a complete online course or curriculum and also include the software platforms needed to create, change, and share the materials."


"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property licence that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. (Hewlett Foundation, OER Defined)."

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