Open Education: Pedagogy that reduces barriers to learning, enables learners agency, values transparency, and gives credits to others for their contributions, and utilizes public domains.
Open Educational Resources: Are freely and publicly available learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. They include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge." - Hewlett Foundation
Where do I find OER materials: OER are available in many places. The most important thing that marks whether or not something is OER is a license that allows free use and re-purposing by others, or its status in the Public Domain status. More information about finding OER. OER may be used in part or as a whole. OER may be adapted, customized, or updated to fit your audience. NOTE: Citations of others' work are expected. Attribution for Creative Commons' licensed works are legally required. More information about citation and attribution.
How can I create and share my work as OER: Design your work based on intent to share and reusability:
2) Mark your work with an open license. Release your work publicly under an open license. 1) Plan to publicly release your source in addition to the finished work to reduce barriers for others. 2) Have your work peer-reviewed.
Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium-digital or otherwise that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. https://hewlett.org/strategy/open-educational-resources/