OER are defined by the Hewlett Foundation as "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others." With an open license, these materials are low- to no-cost to students and available in multiple formats to address different learning styles.
In 2016, the University-wide OER committee was formed after the Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC) identified OER as an initiative it wanted to pursue. Since then, the committee has been working toward increased awareness about OER among faculty, and offering workshops, trainings, meetings, and more, in order to provide information and support for interested faculty.
Members of the OER Committee:
For more information, please contact Jillian Maynard.