OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES (OER): POSITION PAPER
Rapid technological and scientific developments changed our life clearly, due to the huge information explosion in science and technology, and this period was called the information society which was characterized by producing knowledge in all its forms and focusing on the relationship between science and technology (Mukh et al ,2021). The concept of open educational resources (OER) is becoming increasingly prominent in education. Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been gaining importance for promoting lifelong and personalized learning, helping to break demographic, economic, and geographic educational boundaries (Yuan et al., 2008). OERs refer to digital materials provided freely and openly for educators, learners/self-learners to be (re)used with the purpose of teaching, learning and research (OECD, 2007). OER describe any educational resources (including curriculum maps, course materials, textbooks, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts, and any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning) that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or license fees. (Kanwar & Uvalić-Trumbić, 2011, p. 4).
Keywords: Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices (OEP), Open Education.