Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free for use and re-purposing by others. OERs include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. We've saved UND students over $10.8 million from Fall 2015 - Spring 2020 by supporting OERs. Check out our helpful guide for more information on OER terms and information.
Open Access Statement of Support
The UND is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. In keeping with that commitment, the University has adopted an Open Access Statement of Support. It was proposed and passed by the University Senate Library Committee in May 2018 and passed by Senate Executive on 19 September 2018.
Open Educational Resources Grant
The Open Educational Resources (OERs) Working Group requests and reviews proposals for grants to help instructors create or adapt OERs for courses. In the past, Student Government and the Office of the Provost provided funding for these grants.
Check the Open Educational Resources guide to see if grant proposals are currently being accepted on the OER Research Guide.
We require that all faculty receiving funding provide a copy of their final OER for deposit in the UND Scholarly Commons and attend a scheduled training. If more than one faculty member is involved in creation of the OER, at least one person per group must attend, or contact the OER Working Group to make alternate arrangements.
If you have any other questions or would like more information about OERs, please contact Jackson Harper, Open Education Resources Librarian.