Open Educational Resources

NEW OER Project 
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Sustainable Texts and Disciplinary Conversations, funded by the HEA/JISC UKOER programme, will produce an ebook and encourage discussion about Open Education at UCL. 

UCL on iTunes U
UCL on iTunesU

Open Educational Resources (OER) are for teachers, students and researchers. The OER movement aims to make high quality educational resources freely available, easily discovered online and routinely re-used and re-purposed by learners and educators worldwide.

Open Educational Resources may be:

  • Complete courses
  • Recorded lectures or seminars
  • Presentations
  • Individual learning activities
  • Reading lists
  • Assessment tasks and materials
  • and also study tools or information about good practice.


They are either in the public domain or released under licences – for example, Creative Commons - that allow them to be re-used and modified without charge, for educational purposes.

They can be found in public repositories, such as Jorum, in file-sharing sites such as YouTube, iTunesU or Flickr or in institutional repositories such as OpenLearn (UK) or MIT Courseware.

OER@UCL

UCL OER Projects

A number of UCL projects have gained external funding to develop and release Open Educational Resources.

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