Published: Feb. 16, 2024

Concerned about the rising cost of higher education for your students? Eager to ensure equitable access to course materials for everyone in your courses?

Step into the world of open educational resources (OER) with the help of the University Libraries. We are hosting a panel discussion with CU Boulder educators who have created open educational resources (OER). This virtual discussion will take place March 4 from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration required. Participants will receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

“I love OER not just for free student access, but also because they allow access in perpetuity and permit use of the resource with a clear and transparent license,” said Alex Saltzman, assistant teaching professor and McNeill Academic Coordinator. 

The panelists will share their motivations for working with OER, experiences using them in their teaching, and recommendations for educators interested in exploring OER and open education. Bring your questions, insights and thoughts; we encourage you to interact with the panelists.

“By utilizing an OER for one of my courses I am saving over 200 students the cost of purchasing a textbook and, for those who would not purchase a textbook, offering them the same educational experience regardless of their financial situation,” said Sarah Schlosser, teaching associate professor in the Geography Department. “As many other colleges and universities teach a similar course, I expect the resource I created to be widely used and help many students struggling to cover the rising costs of a college education.”

This event is part of Open Education Week, a global celebration intended to highlight successful open initiatives and to inspire a community of educators.

Questions? Please contact the Libraries OER Leads.