In this video, EKU Faculty members reflect on their experiences using OERs in the classroom.
Alternative Textbook Grant Program
Consider retooling one or more of your classes to utilize only open textbooks (OERs) and/or library resources. The Faculty Senate Committee to Review Textbook Resources is administering a $50,000 grant from the Board of Regents to incentivize OER adoption. Want to participate in the fall 2021 cohort? Click here to learn more and apply. **Application Deadline for Spring is January 10, 2022**
Faculty Senate Committee to Review Open Textbook Resources
The Faculty Senate's Ad Hoc Committee to Review Open Textbook Resources meets monthly. Contact kelly.smith2 at eku.edu for details.
Fall 2021 Learning Opportunities
The terms "open content" or "open educational resources" or "OERs" describe any copyrightable work that is either
OER typically excludes software, which is described by other terms like "open source" or journals articles that are referred to as "open access")
What is the difference between OA and OER?
Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) are closely related. Both are freely available with no paywalls and are often found in Institutional Repositories, such as EKU's Encompass Digital Archive.
Did you know that a 2016 study of students showed that 67% of them had opted out of buying (or renting) a required textbook because of the price? 
Did you know that faculty who have adopted open resources in their classes have seen similar or better student outcomes than print textbooks?