Open Educational Resources (OER) is a new movement in education, educators and learners as well as learning institutions are driving its development. OER provides an alternative to the rising costs of education. For example, in some countries like South Africa, many educators and learners are tapping into OER as the only source for textbooks. OER provides an opportunity to try new ways of teaching and learning, many of which are mor e collaborative and participatory.
Under the OER, educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming video, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
It is obviously that our campaign can follow the OER movement and textbooks can be published for free.