Open Educational Resources: A Definition
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 14, 2011
The Definition Open educational resources are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. I'm not sure I'd really support the idea of an "official" definition, but when I have reason to describe succinctly what OER means, I'd personally be happy to use this version. I don't support the idea of an 'official' definition either. The statement takes the classic three-part form of definition: 1.