It’s International Open Access Week!
Have you thought about using course materials that offer your students free or low cost access?
What are Open Educational Resources?
OERs are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. -UNESCO
Why use OER?
Using OERs in your course can have a huge impact on students by reducing or eliminating textbook costs and lowering the overall cost of higher education. OERs can also enhance your pedagogy! You can use OER repositories to find new ideas, activities and resources posted by instructors from around the country. Many of these resources are peer reviewed and frequently updated.
How are UWB/CC Faculty using OER?
Faculty on both campuses are integrating OER into their courses. Are you using OER in your class? Let us know!
Want to find out more?
Check out our Open Educational Resources guide for more information about OER resources, Open Textbook repositories, and examples of OER adoption on our campus.
- Library: Sarah Leadley, Associate Dean/Director
- Cascadia College: Anne Tuominen, Instructional Designer, Brandy Long, Assistant Director of elearning
- UW Bothell: Todd Conaway, Learning Technologies/IT
- University Bookstore: Chris Zempel, Manager
Sincerely, your UWB/CC OER Team : Alyssa Berger, Todd Conaway, Bryce Figueroa, Nia Lam, Sarah Leadley, Suzan Parker, Anne Tuominen, and Chris Zempel
We are a cross-campus group dedicated to supporting faculty as they explore the world of OER, affordable textbook options, and expanded use of Libraries licensed materials.