Where to find OERs

There are many different repositories and websites where you can easily find open education resources.

Open Repositories

Open repositories allow anyone to upload and download learning resources, often in multiple formats, for reuse and remixing. Theses repositories provide a wide variety of open educational resources, which are often accompanied by information about educational levels, aims and objective, and how resources can be used.

Find an Open Repository

Specialised Content Sites

Additionally there are many generic online services that host specific media formats. Some you may be familiar with include Flickr, Soundcloud, and YouTube.  Most of these sites provide advanced search functionality to enable you to find Creative Commons licensed resources that can be used in education.

Find a Specialised Content Site


University of Edinburgh OERs

You can find a showcase of open educational resources created by staff and students around the University on the Open.Ed website: Edinburgh’s OERs.

In addition, the OER Service maintains accounts on a number of online platforms to share open educational resources created by staff and students under the Open.Ed banner.  Find out more about our OER channels and search for content here: OER Channels.

You can find additional resources on finding and using OERs here: Finding and Using OERs