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ERAU Hunt Library

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, and tools to locate OERs by type and topic.

Open Education Week 2021 March 1 to 5, 2021

What is Open Education?

Open Education is both a philosophy that believes in more transparent, equitable, and accessible learning for all, and the actual practices, methods, and resources used to achieve those goals.

In Practice
Textbook costs should not be a barrier to student success. The adoption and development of open textbooks or more affordable options.
Open sharing and collaboration between students, faculty, and experts results in better, more dynamic teaching and learning. Open Pedagogy in the classroom, where students are active co-creators of knowledge and assignments are meaningful and reusable.
Open licensing and modern technology is the key to making education more affordable, impactful, and equitable. Open Educational Resources (OERs) that are free, accessible, and licensed for reuse and adaptation around the world.


Open Education at ERAU

Hunt Library supports open education through the Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative, which helps faculty create, adopt, or adapt Open Educational Resources (OER) and other textbook affordability measures.  Some recent highlights include:

  • Saving students an estimated $365,440.13 in textbook costs since the initiative launched.
  • Partnering with the Daytona Beach Campus Bookstore to expand course reserves during COVID.
  • Partnering with the Office of the Registrar to create the No/Low Cost Textbook course designation, which marks classes with a total textbook cost of $25 or less.
  • Helping faculty to publish or host open resources, textbooks, and videos in Scholarly Commons.  OER created or adopted by our faculty have been downloaded over 23,000 times!

Explore this guide to learn more about OERs and the Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative, or scroll down for some highlighted resources for each college.

Check out the 2021 Faculty Spotlights to see the amazing work being done by ERAU faculty!

Resources to Explore - COA

Resources to Explore - COAS

Resources to Explore - COB

Resources to Explore - COE