With OER, educational materials can be used, edited, supplemented or created. Different platforms all over the world offer OER and many search engines allow a targeted license search. OER are not only profitable for teachers, but also for learners. OER offers several advantages:

  • OER is available to everyone worldwide
  • Digitisation and networking allows material to be widely disseminated and exchanged
  • OER enables a new kind of collaboration
  • Equal opportunities in education
  • Time savings when exchanging and reusing teaching/learning materials
  • Together, educational materials can be created, updated, edited and perfected

A short introduction