Open Educational Resources, or OER, are educational resources that are legally available for public use. As educators, it can be difficult to find good, usable content that is free and not protected by copyright laws. The OER and OER Commons hope to change that by providing an online public library where educators can create, discover, and collaborate on outstanding educational materials that can be available for use in classrooms around the world.
Kristina Ishmael is one of the foremost leaders in the area of Open Educational Resources, spearheading the #GoOpen movement which encourages teachers to turn to OER for materials, rather than other alternatives. Kristina has discussed her work for OER on the MyTechToolbelt Podcast, and she will be giving a Speaker Session at CUE19 about information literacy for digital citizens, so be sure to check both of those out!