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Open Educational Resources

Many faculty know this from experience: you choose a textbook—and probably a reasonably priced one—but your students can’t all afford them and sometimes don’t buy them.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an OPEN LICENSE that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.."  From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER come in different formats: open textbooks, full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab activities, games, and simulations.

WATCH: Intro to OER (3m 46s)

WATCH: Creative Commons Licenses Explained (5m 32s): OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for everyone to Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute, Retain.

OER Pilot

2021-2022 Open Educational Resources Pilot Participants



Aaron Carlstrom


Adeel Faheem


Bom Soo Kim

Mathematics and Physics

Caitlin Curtis

Geography & Anthropology

Jon Verdegan

Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management

Jose Palao

Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management

Melissa Gregg


Nicholas Salimbene

Criminal Justice

Rachael Swartz


Raghava Gundala


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