Oregon State University is a land grant institution devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of people around the state, country and world. To that end, Open Educational Resources aims to take advantage of OSU's national reputation in the field of online learning to establish a competitive open educational resources (OER) program that focuses on open textbooks and reusable digital components.

What are open educational resources?

Open educational resources are digital materials that exist online in the public domain and are offered freely for students, teachers and researchers to share, use and reuse as a means of increasing the world's access to knowledge.

Examples of OER include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games and much more – all located in digital media collections around the world.

Our partners

Open Educational Resources works in collaboration with OSU's world-class faculty and OSU Extension professionals to develop online educational resources. These educators conduct research to create content for K-12 students, OSU students and the general public.

We are also a partner of OSU Press and OSU Libraries, working together to create open textbooks that are freely accessible online to students everywhere. The open textbook initiative aims to reduce student costs and further position Oregon State as a leader in research and teaching.