What does it mean for a resource to be "open" or "open access"?
What is Open Education?
Education that is comprised of materials that are open access with an emphasis on using the interactive, collaborative environment of the internet.
What are Open Educational Resources?
Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.2
Head over to Creative Commons Licensing and Copyright section, because understanding what licensing options are available to you and how they work to make works "open" is integral to creating or adopting Open Educational Resources for use in your classroom.
A video about how technology is transforming our system of education, generating equal opportunities for all by opening up education resources.
A video the briefly describes OER formats, Creative Commons Licensing, and how they can be used in education.