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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) increase student access to their course materials. Learn more about the ways eCampus Center supports faculty using OER in their online courses.

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open educational resources (OER) are free, openly-licensed materials that permit use, revision, and redistribution. While the benefits of OER are available to all learners and educators, OER draws on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, it is developed for the empowerment and with the participation of marginalized learners who may be underrepresented in educational contexts.

For faculty, this means that OER can often be adapted to meet the specific learning needs of your online students. OER also ensures that every online student in your course has day-one access to the materials they need to succeed.

OER Support for Online Faculty

At eCampus Center, we offer faculty support in the adoption and creation of OER for online courses for faculty who are interested in adopting and creating OER in their online course. A Research and Innovation Consultant can assist faculty with:

  • Locating potential OER for their course(s)
  • Creating a custom OER course map with materials aligned to learning outcomes
  • Building OER materials into a cohesive ebook for online students
  • Identifying open ancillary materials to support student learning
  • Advising on copyright and licensing

Contact us to find out if OER is a good fit for your online course.