Oregon State University's Open Educational Resources Unit supports Oregon State faculty and staff in adopting, adapting and authoring OER through trainings and special events. In-person and online workshops provide strategies, inspiration and tools to empower faculty to bring more affordable education to students everywhere.

Upcoming events

Learn about the Affordable Learning Grant

Funding to adopt, adapt or author an open textbook is now available through OSU's Affordable Learning Grant. An open textbook is one that is licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, faculty and the public. Faculty teaching on-campus, online or hybrid courses who want to help students save money and create quality learning resources are invited to apply.

All grant recipients will receive assistance from OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit in locating, adopting or authoring zero-cost course materials. The deadline for the proposal is March 8. Attend an upcoming webinar to learn more.

Get ready for fall 2022: Make your course materials more affordable

This year will be tough on our students financially. Many students have lost their jobs or wages and will struggle to make ends meet. Consider moving from a commercial textbook to an open educational resource. Not only can you make learning more affordable for students, you may also improve your drop and withdrawal rates by switching. In this workshop, we'll look at why "going open" is important and how it can give you more flexibility to create custom course materials.

Think Open Symposium — May 16

Are you ready to level up your course materials? Join the Open Educational Resources Unit and Oregon State's Center for Teaching and Learning for an in-person symposium featuring lively presentations and discussions on OER, open pedagogy and open access. Hear from other faculty who have made the decision to use low-cost and no-cost materials in their courses and the positive impact they have had on their students.

This half-day event will begin with keynote presentations followed by three breakout sessions for you to choose from. A collegial lunch and final keynote will close out the day.

Preview the schedule and register now.