Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective. Open Education from SPARC*, November 2016
What kind sort of resources are classified as Open Education? OER can include class outlines and slides, syllabi, textbooks that are licensed to share with others, and more! Most Open Educational Resources (OER) have a Creative Commons (CC) license and can be copied and shared without restriction.