Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed course materials, such as free textbooks, that can help ensure that all of your students, regardless of their financial situation have free access to your course materials on the first day of class. OER include traditional textbooks, lesson plans, videos, quizzes and more. There are many ways to use OER including: adopting an existing OER, adapting an OER to meet the needs of your specific class, or creating a new OER.

As part of the Libraries' goal to enrich the student experience we support interested faculty in lowering student costs through the adoption of low/no cost materials, and where there may be gaps in a discipline, faculty can work with Librarians to author new OER.