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Teacher's guide: Open materials

Library services for teaching staff

Open materials as education resources

You may gather education resources from open access journals, books, videos etc.

Open education resources are searchable from e.g. web portals, with Google Advanced search or with Creative Commons Search.

Scientific publications e.g. in these databases:


Welcome to!

"The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education are developing a national service for open educational resources (OERs). The service is coordinated by CSC – IT Center for Science and it is intended for all levels of education to promote the use of open educational resources. The service and the OERs are free to use for teachers, learners and for all citizens. provides you information about the development of the service. Here you will also find OERs intended for competence development for teachers’ from different educational levels.

You can share your own open educational resources at Other users are able to search for the materials at the beginning of year 2020, but they are immediately available to you. The service will offer a shared data warehouse for searching for and saving open educational resources and their metadata. Users can save their own learning resources and the associated metadata in the service."

University of Oulu Study Materials

The series University of Oulu Study Materials publishes the print version of the book, the online version or both of them.

Opening your own study material

Opening your own study material is e.g. video of your lecture in YouTube or Vimeo or sharing slides in SlideShare.

With social media teachers and researchers enhance their visibility and recognition and also facilitate interaction and networking.