Open Educational Resources: New and Expanding Needs

As the price of both tuition and textbooks rises dramatically, students, educators, and even legislators are increasingly turning to Open Educational Resources (OER) for a more sustainable alternative. Institutions interested in launching an OER initiative must consider:

-How the latest OER research applies to your institution and students
-How to plan an OER initiative, including securing funding, finding campus partnerships, and sustainability
-Where to find existing OER materials on campus
-Technical and support needs for the new materials

In this webinar, Tessa Handa of bepress Consulting Services provides an overview of the OER landscape and how library services can serve a variety of OER materials. Tessa’s presentation includes a diverse set of examples of successful OER initiatives.

A copy of Tessa’s slides can also be found here.