Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.
Open license refers to a license that respects the intellectual property rights of the copyright owner and provides permissions granting the public the rights to access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt and redistribute educational materials.
UNESCO "Open Educational Resources",
We want to give a special thank you to the American University of Bulgaria Panitza Library (AUBG) for allowing us to use their OER page as a starting template for our own OER page.
Creative Commons licenses are found all over the internet. It is a good idea to be familiar with what they look like and what they stand for.
This is especially important if you wish to publish your own images online you can protect your rights by using one these licenses.