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!

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Why OER?

There are many benefits to using OER. In addition to providing free materials for students, OER also offer the chance to try new teaching methods. 

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Our Program

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

ISU's OER Program