The feature of open educational resources (OERs) is that they are released for public use (public domain) or licensed with an open license , which gives others the rights to freely
the materials with or without restrictions.
This page highlights the places where you can search for or store open educational resources. Links to the search portals for CC-licensed materials are also listed here.
The national Library of Open Educational Resources - aoe.fi is a joint service of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education. It compiles open educational resources (OERs) into a single view shared by all levels of education. Here you can both use and share open educational resources. The service is constantly evolving.
The service for open educational resources seeks to promote the use of such resources by providing a platform on which materials produced by individuals or in the context of various projects can gain visibility and longevity. By saving educational resources in the service, users can ensure that the materials will remain available for use long after the project that produced them has concluded. They can then be utilized by users both in educational institutions and outside them. The purpose of the library is to make it as easy as possible for teachers, students and the average citizen to find open learning resources.
More information, see the Library's Frequently Asked Questions.
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CC-licensed materials, especially those licensed under CC BY or CC BY-SA licenses, are well suited as building blocks for open educational resources. When you find useful CC-licensed materials: