Open Education

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Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly-licensed teaching materials. These can include textbooks, lesson plans, presentations, videos, and more. The Iowa State University Library supports the use and development of OER through outreach, education, grants, and publishing support.


Find Support

Our librarians offer a wide variety of services to support instructors interestedin OER. These include consultations, workshops, publishing services, and more!

Support Available



Teach with OER

In addition to using new materials, OER also offers the chance to try new teaching methods. The Library supports faculty interested in open pedagogy. 

Dive into Open Pedagogy



Our Program

The University Library, in partnership with the Open and Affordable Education Committee, supports the use and development of OER on campus.

ISU's OER Program