Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials of all kinds (e.g. e-books, videos, worksheets, etc.), which are of increasing relevance, especially in the university context. Educational resources are characterised by the fact that they are freely accessible and are under a free licence. Licenses indicate the use and further distribution of an educational material. For example, they can be (re)used, modified, republished under a different licence.

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German / international
OER sources

At OERinfo you will find a list of central
contact points for OER.

Further sources ...

in the German-speaking area

  • OER-Hörnchen
    With the OERhörnchen search for educational material, targeted teaching/learning materials from educational projects can be found, which can be legally used and modified through a free license.
  • Joint project digiLL for teacher education
    Contact: Björn Bulizek

transnational

ORCA.nrw
(Landesportal Open Resources Campus NRW)

The state portal Open Resources Campus NRW is currently under construction and will be launched in september 2021. The beta version will be replaced at that time.

The UDE participates in ORCA.nrw together with 36 other universities in NRW.

Overview of DH.NRW projects with UDE participation

Contact:
Dr. Julia Liebscher

DH.NRW projects related to OER

The following OER-related projects funded by the DH.NRW are located at the UDE with the participation of Duisburg-Essen University Library:

DH.NRW project „digi-komp.nrw“
Consortium leadership:
Bergische Unviersität Wuppertal

Contact at Duisburg-Essen UL:
Dr. Anke Petschenka
Astrid Keusemann

Project duration: 11/2019 – 09/2022

DH.NRW project „DataCampus UDE“

Contact:
Dr. Ebru Ekici
Dr. Patrick Hintze
Christina Kläre
Kim Neumann

Project duration: 03/2020 - 12/2022

What are OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials of all kinds (e.g. e-books, videos, worksheets, etc.), which are of increasing relevance, especially in the university context. Educational resources are characterised by the fact that they are freely accessible and are under a free licence. Licenses indicate the use and further distribution of an educational material. For example, they can be (re)used, modified, republished under a different licence.

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The five "R"

Retain:
the right to make, own and control copies of the content (e.g. download, store and reproduce)

Reuse:
the right to use the content in different contexts (e.g. in a classroom, in a learning group, on a website, in a video)

Revise:
the right to edit, adapt, change or redesign the content (e.g. to translate a content into another language)

Remix:
the right to combine an original or edited content with other open content and create something new from it (e.g. when incorporating images and music into a video)

Redistribute:
the right to share copies of content with others, in the original or in your own revisions (e.g. give a copy to a colleague or publish it online)

 

How can I join in?

Under oer.uni-due.de the central OER repository of the UDE is being created in a cooperation of ZIM, UB and Learning Lab. If you have materials that are simply too good to keep to yourself, you can upload them to our OER repository as OER and make them available to the public. All you need to login is your unique identifier.

Join in and help to ensure that the number of free educational materials is constantly growing! Or just have a look if you are seeking materials for your course.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the OER repository, please contact oer-repository@uni-due.de.

Please note:
All contents on these pages are for information purposes only and are not legally binding.