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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and more. This Guide provides information on using OERs in your courses, tools to locate OERs by type and topic.

Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative

At Embry-Riddle, we take a holistic approach to textbook affordability, through our Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative.  OER is one of several tools we use to ensure our students have access to high-quality, effective materials for free or reduced cost. If open is not an option for you (or not an option yet), a library owned resource or other freely available resource may be possible instead. 

Hunt Library will work with you to find resources, create coursepacks in Scholarly Commons that blend open and library resources, or consider purchases of electronic textbooks for your class.  OER created by ERAU faculty can also be hosted or published in our institutional repository, Scholarly Commons.

A spectrum of open and affordable textbook options

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ERAU OER Mission Statement

The mission of ERAU's Daytona Beach campus OER initiative is to provide high-quality, low- or no-cost educational resources to students, and to assist faculty members in adopting, adapting, and creating their own OER materials and courses. 

Charter: The Open Educational Resources committee, composed of Task Force on Innovation members as well as representatives of the Faculty, CTLE, Hunt Library, Student Affairs, and the Bookstore, will explore issues and processes related to the identification and adoption of OERs on the Daytona Beach Campus.  This will include identifying industry standards, raising awareness of OERs as a substitute for costly textbooks, recommending processes, and addressing related issues as they arise.