Open Educational Resources MOOC for teachers and students

Familiarise yourself with the background and potential of Open Educational Resources (OER), and understand how to use materials with open licences in a copyright-compliant manner. You’ll learn how to find and publish OER, as well as familiarize yourself with, and apply, open Creative Commons licences.
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Open Educational Resources (OER for short) are educational materials that are freely accessible and can be edited, adapted, and shared without violating copyrights. This succeeds because so-called "open licenses" or public domain materials are used for this purpose. This lecture introduces the concept of Open Educational Resources for students and teachers at universities. 

OER are not only an important educational policy issue for international associations such as UNESCO, OER are also part of the call for "Open Science". The lecture will also show and train where OER can be found and published. Open licenses such as CC-0, CC-BY and CC BY-4.0 will be explained. 

The course is organized by the Graz University of Technology as part of the Unite! University Alliance. 

How to enroll? 

Registration is open for all students and staff from Unite! universities, including Aalto University. Enroll latest 26 April 2024. 

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Sign in to Unite! Learning Management System Metacampus using your Aalto login. 

Time Schedule

  • Monday, 6.5.2024 at 10-13 Interactive Online Lecture (Obligatory)
  • Monday, 27.5.2024 10-11.30 Consultation hour on OER creation (Optional)
  • 6.5.2024 - 31.5.2024 Online Course Activities
  • 17.6.2024 - Final Deadline for submission of all results:

Course content

Obligatory for a successful participation are:

  • Successful completion of MOOC (OER in HEI at
  • Participation at interactive online lecture (Monday, 6.5.2024)
  • Publication of 3 OER (at or other fitting OER repositories)

For successful participation, you will receive an Open Badge and a certificate referring to the national Austrian OER certification scheme, as the lecture concept is officially accredited by the Austrian OER certification (

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