What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that are 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 Initiative at AUB?
The Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative was initiated by the AUB libraries, after having had Open Educational Resources on its agenda for a while.
During this year, 2021, we formed a team of 5 members, including two faculty members, one of whom is representing the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), an instructional designer, as well as two librarians to participate in the one-year-long institute on OER by the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
The institute is an opportunity for AUB to design a campus transformation strategy to accelerate campus OER plans for large scale engagement and adoption. All interested AUB community members are welcome to join our team, ask questions and/or share suggestions.
Our tentative plan can be found