What's a OER ?


Lecture notes, textbooks, videos, audio podcasts, exercises, case studies, quizzes, assessments, answer keys, reference documents, tables, online courses, etc. Provided these materials are in digital format, each constitutes an educational resource that can be shared with teachers or students worldwide and with any other interested party. Each of these resources can serve as input for the OER-UCLouvain platform.

OERs can be described in a simple diagram (taken from Piedra N. et al., 2010):



Unlike a MOOC or a Moodle course, an OER:

  • is static
  • is accessible at any time
  • does not involve assessment
  • does not lead to a certificate
  • represents an individual, autonomous approach (unsupervised)

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