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Growing Trend: Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials that are either in the public domain or licensed for free access and sharing. Faculty across UT have been using OER for almost a decade, and currently save students more than $700,000 each year.  

OER materials do not cost students money and can be edited and mixed to create the perfect course content solution.  

Supporters across campus have made learning about and adopting OER easier for instructors. Together, the Office of the Provost, Student Government Association, UT Libraries/Open Education Working Group, OIT, Vols Online, and Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) provide resources and training to empower instructors to lower the cost of materials and improve the quality and equitability of attending the university. 

Visit the UT Libraries Open Education Portal to learn more.