OER stands for Open Educational Resources. The key word being open. Open refers to that fact that OER are academic materials in the public domain. The OER movement is based on the principle that information should be shared and intellectual collaboration should be encouraged. Therefore, while these open access materials were not free to create, they are free to use.
One form of OER are textbooks which educators can redistribute and remix to fit their unique classroom needs. But OER goes beyond textual resources. Audio, video, and blended-media materials and learning modules are available.
In the following webinar, Academic Technologist, Heather Askildsen, discusses what it means to "open" your classroom by integrating open educational resources (OER) into your course. Learn about the learning benefits of going open and where you can get started using these resources.
Pace Library Open Access Guide
Our university librarians have composed a collection of open access (free) resources available in the Pace Library Open Access Guide. This guide includes e-journals, e-books, and miscellaneous other resources.
The Pace Library System has partnered with Information Technology Services to provide faculty with technical support and assitance with incorporating OER into their courses.
Christina Blenkle, Library Services
UTelephone: (914) 773-3222
Heather Askildsen, Academic Technology
UTelephone: (212) 346-1421