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Open Educational Resources

OER Defined

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials in the public domain or released under an open license that permits their free use, adaptation, and redistribution. OER can be produced in any medium – digital or print. They include full courses, supplemental units and lessons, videos, and any other resource used to support access to knowledge.

Contact Information

Open Educational Resources

Barbara Soots

Since Washington legislation passed in 2012, OSPI's K–12 OER Project has advocated for OER as an important part of the instructional materials ecosystem.

OER Awareness and Advocacy

Increasing district awareness of OER and providing resources to locate, review, and implement OER.

OER Development Assistance

Working with districts to develop full-course or unit level OER aligned to learning standards.

OER Library - OER Commons Washington Hub

Maintaining a library of OER developed by OSPI grantees or collaborators and aligned to Washington K–12 Learning Standards.

OER Commons Washington Hub

Harnessing the potential of OER to share resources widely - promoting equitable access to quality instructional materials.


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Open sign photo by Richard Balog on Unsplash


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