Open Education Services provides resources and support for instructors seeking to adopt or create Open Educational Resources (OER) for their courses. OERs are learning objects that come with open licenses and allow instructors to customize the content to best fit their course and pedagogical needs. They are generally free of cost for students to access. OERs may be textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge.
Our goal is to support instructors influencing student success in two ways, by:
- Mitigating the financial barriers that many students face in accessing and continuing higher education by increasing the adoption rate of free or low-cost course materials.
- Supporting innovative teaching through the use of OER and other open practices, which allow instructors to design materials that achieve their course objectives and engage students actively in the creation of scholarship in new ways.