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
So what sort of resources are classified as Open Education? In effect, anything from class outlines and slides to syllabi to complete textbooks that are licensed to share with others. Most Open Educational Resources (OER) have a Creative Commons (CC) license and can be copied and shared without restriction.
This guide to Open Educational Resources contains information about Creative Commons, Open Access and Open Access at Florida State, a list of Open Educational Resources (especially textbooks) and information about Open Educational Resources at Florida State. Enjoy!