Open Educational Resources (OER)

Provides information on open educational resources

Grant Applications

OER grants are available to help instructors create or adapt OERs for use in their classes.

We currently have funding available for OER adoption and creation. The Open Educational Resources (OER) Implementation Grant application closed on Friday, June 18, 2021. 

To learn more about the UND grant, please see our FAQs on the Open Educational Resources Grant webpage.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) = teaching, learning, and research resources that are free for use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

The 5 Rs-- OERs allow users to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form

Open Courseware:

Open Scholarly Resources & Books:

OER Tools