OER Logo“Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions” (UNESCO, 2017).

What is the OER Program? 

The UW-Green Bay Libraries and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are collaborating with instructional staff who apply for funding to adopt, modify, or create OER for UW-Green Bay courses. This program will allow us to shape the OER landscape for UW-Green Bay while addressing the strategic priorities of improving student success and retention, promoting equity and inclusion, embracing digital transformation, and taking a small step towards improved sustainability practices.

Through Fall 2022, 20 instructors who have participated in this program have saved 513 students $67,998

OER Program participants are paired with a support team who can help them:

  • find instructional materials that are freely available, including open access scholarly research
  • discuss course revisions to support best-pedagogical practices
  • explore Creative Commons licensing options for remixed or newly created OER content

How can I get started?

 
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OER LibGuide

Review the UWGB Libraries LibGuide about OER.

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Sparkshop

Ask the OER Program Team to host a 15-minute Sparkshop at your department meeting.

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Workshop

Sign up to participate in a one-hour workshop. Nov. 11, 2022 from 12:45-1:40 PM.

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Join the Program

Sign up to use, modify, or create an OER for a UWGB course by joining the program.

 

The OER Program Team

  • Stephanie Alvey | Manager of Collection Development | UWGB Libraries
  • Renee Ettinger | Assistant Director, Research and Outreach Services | UWGB Libraries
  • Kate Farley | Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian | UWGB Libraries
  • Amy Kabhrel | Associate Professor | Chemistry
  • Nichole LaGrow | Instructional Designer | Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Carli Reinecke | Academic Librarian | UWGB Libraries

What are the Project Levels? 

OER Levels
Level Description
Funding
Level 1 
An instructor or group of instructors explore and adopt an existing OER that requires little to no modification of the course design.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 5 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Program team is available to provide assistance where possible.
$500
Level 2
An instructor or group of instructors adopt an existing OER that may require revision and course redesign OR an instructor or group of instructors who already use an OER develops supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 25 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Program team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$1500
Level 3
An instructor or group of instructors wholly create an OER used as the primary course resource, requiring substantial course redesign. The instructor or group of instructors develop supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 40 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Program team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$3500