Open Educational Resources Program
“Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials 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” (UNESCO, 2017).
What is the OER Program?
The UW-Green Bay Libraries and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are collaborating with instructional staff who apply for funding to adopt, modify, or create OER for UW-Green Bay courses. This program will allow us to shape the OER landscape for UW-Green Bay while addressing the strategic priorities of improving student success and retention, promoting equity and inclusion, embracing digital transformation, and taking a small step towards improved sustainability practices.
Through Summer 2023, 26 instructors who have participated in this program have saved 1152 students $140,629.46.
OER Program participants are paired with a support team who can help them:
- find instructional materials that are freely available, including open access scholarly research
- discuss course revisions to support best-pedagogical practices
- explore Creative Commons licensing options for remixed or newly created OER content
How can I get started?
Review the UWGB Libraries LibGuide about OER.
Ask the OER Program Team to host a 15-minute Sparkshop at your department meeting.
We don't have any upcoming workshops, but will update this page when we schedule them.
Join the Program
Sign up to express interest in using, modifying, or creaing OER for a UWGB course.
The OER Program Team
- Stephanie Alvey | Manager of Collection Development | UWGB Libraries
- Renee Ettinger | Assistant Director, Research and Outreach Services | UWGB Libraries
- Kate Farley | Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian | UWGB Libraries
- Amy Kabhrel | Associate Professor | Chemistry
- Carli Reinecke | OER Librarian | UWGB Libraries
- Pam Rivers | Instructional Designer | CATL
What are the Project Levels?
|An instructor or group of instructors explore and adopt an existing OER that requires little to no modification of the course design.
|An instructor or group of instructors adopt an existing OER that may require revision and course redesign OR an instructor or group of instructors who already use an OER develops supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
|An instructor or group of instructors wholly create an OER used as the primary course resource, requiring substantial course redesign. The instructor or group of instructors develop supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.