Why should I share resources?
Sharing your learning and teaching resources can bring many advantages. Your resources can benefit others who teach and learn, and allow them to learn from your expertise. Sharing your resources can also act as a showcase for you and your institution.
The Open Educational Resources infoKit provides further information and definitions of OER, and presents further benefits to sharing for a range of groups (learners, teachers and institutions) and stakeholders.
The UKOER Programme Synthesis and Evaluation Report also explores issues around sharing OER.
If you do decide to share your learning and teaching resources, it’s worth considering how to license your resources in such a way that they can be repurposed, not just reused, by others.