The University Libraries, Office of Instruction and Assessment, UA BookStores, Office of Digital Learning, University Information Technology Services, and Disability Resource Center are campus partners in OER initiatives.
The University of Arizona is an active member of the Open Textbook Network, which advances the use of open textbooks in higher education.
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources in the public domain or released with an open license (e.g., Creative Commons license).
Anyone can freely use, copy, adapt, and reshare OER. Opencontent.org states that true OER are free to access and allow for the 5R's of open content:
All kinds of materials can be released as OER. A few examples include:
Need help finding or using OER in the classroom? Want to create your own? Contact us!
Cheryl Cuillier, Open Education Librarian
Interested in low-cost print versions of open textbooks? Contact us at the UA Bookstores!
Cindy Hawk, Assistant Director
Dan Crosson, Buyer