Open Educational Resources at Boise State
OER Projects at Boise State
From ancillary materials to course textbooks, Boise State faculty, staff, and students from across the university are creating engaging OER available for anyone to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute for educational purposes.View Projects
OER Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
Check out our archive for the OER Lunch & Learn Series! During this webinar series, we shared inspiring work from across campus and actionable ideas for teaching with OER during turbulent times.
Friday, Apr 10th, 2020
Considerations for the use of “free” educational materials and technology during COVID-19
Monday, Dec 16th, 2019
KIVI Features Boise State OER Grant Project
Monday, Sep 30th, 2019
Learn more about the 2019 Boise State OER Support Grant Recipients
Thursday, Aug 22nd, 2019
An Even Playing Field for All: Boise State Promotes Open Educational Resources
More About OER
The Hewlett Foundation defines open educational resources (OER) as,“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.”
OER offset the cost of traditional course materials while also providing learners with full access to quality learning resources. A growing body of literature on OER is proving what may seem obvious: students succeed when they have guaranteed access to required course materials.
For faculty, OER offer unmatched flexibility in aligning course content around the needs of their students. Activities for faculty may range from adopting an open textbook just like they would publisher materials, to creating and remixing their own OER with students. The Boise State community has the resources and know-how to make any OER-based activities a reality.