OERs are educational materials both print and digital that are created by educators with the intention of sharing with other educators. Published materials are often licensed to ensure the author(s) receive financial credit each time their work is purchased, say in a bookstore each semester. OERs are licensed in a way that enables educators from around the world to locate, adapt, and use various materials from others in their own classrooms.
OERs can come in a variety of formats:
Librarians would like to see the trend towards OER materials center stage since we directly observe how many students are unable to or are unwilling to purchase expensive textbooks for an 8-week or 16-week course. OSUIT is partnering with OpenStax to reduce costs for students.
The Open Education Movement was built around the 5Rs of Open:
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is a recognized leader in applied technology education and is known for world-class teaching facilities, partnerships with industry, and a nearly 100 percent career placement rate.