Open Educational Resources (OER)

Provides information on open educational resources

In This Guide

This guide is dedicated to assisting educators with additional information about OER and where to find OER. 

  • First, this guide will explain what OER is and provide resources to help you find OER. 
  • Second, this guide will also provide resources on different OER initiatives that are taking place at UND and worldwide. 
  • Lastly, this guide will also provide you with additional resources to help you be successful using open resources. The information included but is not limited to contact information for OER support and other campus resources that might be helpful. 

Please note that as of 11.15.2021 this guide will be undergoing a couple of changes. Information might look different in this guide depending on the progress that's been made when you view it. If you have questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to Brittany Fischer, Scholarly Communications Librarian. 


Open Educational Resources (OER) = teaching, learning, and research resources that are free for use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

The 5 Rs-- OERs allow users to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form

OER Tools