Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are openly and freely available resources that can be adopted and (in many cases) adapted under Creative Commons (CC) licences.
Students benefit greatly from OERs, as they remove the often prohibitive costs of course materials, ensuring equity of access to learning content. Such resources also provide pedagogical benefits for educators, including the capacity to innovate and tailor content for alignment with course and unit learning outcomes.
The Library has curated collections of subject-specific Open Textbooks. All the resources in these collections are in the public domain, or have a CC licence for re-use, revision, remixing, redistribution or retention.
How we can help
Faculty and College Librarians can provide advice on how to source, recommend or replace prescribed texts with OERs.