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Making high-quality education affordable and accessible for students is a critical priority at Oregon State University. The OERU provides a variety of services for faculty who are interested in adopting, adapting or authoring open educational resources.

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Open-source module helps alleviate financial burden on VetMed students  

Sarah Nemanic, an associate professor of diagnostic imaging in the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently led the creation of a self-study computer module for students, veterinarians and faculty to learn,...

Microbiology instructor solves a costly problem for students, increases access to learning  

Linda Bruslind estimated that less than half of the students in her General Microbiology course were buying and using the required publisher’s textbook. To put it another way, the...

The future of education is wide open

K.C. Walsh, a senior instructor of physics at Oregon State University, long ago realized how burdensome the financial situation is for students. In sports terms, the textbook publishing companies...

About Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources (OERs) aim to increase the world’s access to knowledge through open textbooks and reusable digital components. OER at Oregon State is a unit within the Division of Ecampus. OER are for all classes, including on-campus, online, and hybrid. Learn more »