Open Educational Resources (OER) services at IU
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Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that have been shared under a license that allow others to freely use and revise them. OER can include entire courses, media, syllabi, or textbooks, and are completely free to students.
OER can also be delivered through the IU eTexts initiative via Unizin Engage without fee to students. When searching for OER in the IU eTexts catalog, select , , or any other OER publisher from the drop-down menu.
Libraries at each IU campus support faculty in finding, evaluating, using, and creating OER. Below are the key OER services provided by each campus.
For questions not answered by the resources below, contact AVP Carolyn Gentle-Genitty (
firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Create an OER
For information about creating an OER, see About Pressbooks at IU and contact your campus librarian.
The Scholarly Communication Department offers instructors assistance with finding, evaluating, adapting, and sharing OER. In partnership with UITS Learning Technologies, the Libraries assist instructors with creating OER in Pressbooks or other tools. We also assist instructors with re-designing their course around student-created OER (for more, see Information literacy grant details).
IUPUI University Library offers instructors assistance with finding, evaluating, adapting, and sharing OER.
IU East (Richmond)
Support for faculty and students using Indiana University library resources is available.
- Contact Beth South (
- In-depth services guide
IU Kokomo Library offers faculty assistance with finding, evaluating, creating, and sharing OER.
- Contact Yan He (
The John W. Anderson Library offers faculty assistance with support in finding, evaluating, and implementing OER.
- Contact Cynthia Szymanski (
- OER at IU Northwest
IU South Bend
IU South Bend Libraries offer faculty assistance with finding, evaluating, creating, and sharing OER.
- Contact Julie Feighery (
- OER at IU South Bend
IU Southeast offers instructors assistance with finding, evaluating, and sharing OER.
- Contact Kate Moore (
- OER at IU Southeast