Open Educational Resources

As defined by UNESCO, 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.”

The University Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Research Guide is an in-depth source on the topic and also provides helpful information such as how to find, assess, and create OER for course use.

Miller Open Education Mini-Grants

The Miller Open Education Mini-Grants program is a new program co-sponsored by the University Library, the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT), and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP). These grants provide instructors with opportunities to enhance their scholarship of teaching and learning by integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) into their courses. Open Educational Resources are “high-quality teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose.” The open licenses under which these items are released allow users to create, reuse, and redistribute copies of their resources, which can include textbooks, lab books, videos, course modules, and more.

You can learn more about these grants on the Miller Open Education Mini-Grants website

Questions

If you have questions about Open Educational Resources, you can contact your librarian, the Library’s Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, or the Office of Scholarly Communication.

Office of Scholarly Communication

openisu@iastate.edu
Research Guides