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This guide introduces selected Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support your learning and teaching. 

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any educational resources in the public domain or openly licensed (e.g. creative commons) that are freely accessible for educators and students to use, adapt and reuse.

OERs can include learning content, such as:

  • Books and textbooks
  • Videos and images
  • Course materials, assignments, lecture notes
  • Course modules and complete courses

Image Source: Adapted from Forsythe, G "OER is sharing", CC0 1.0  via Flickr

Related CUHK Library Guides

Check out these related CUHK library guides to learn more:

Benefits of OERs

Benefits of OERs

 For Students

  • It's FREE!
  • Open for students to learn at their own interest and pace

 For Instructors 

  • Save time by reusing or modifying course content instead of developing their own
  • Flexible customization and increasing "plug and play" support can allow easy integration into courses and supplement regular course content

Adding OERs to Course ReadingList

For CUHK course instructors, you can add an OER to course ReadingList easily from some OER websites.

See the steps below:

1. Login ReadingList with your CUHK login

2.Click on "Cite it!"

3. Drag the "Cite it!" button to your browser's bookmarks bar.

4. Go to an OER website, click on "Cite it" in bookmarks bar.

5. Select the reading list you want to add the OER to.

6. Click "ADD & CLOSE"

Faculty Liaison Librarian (Faculty of Arts)

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