New pilot program makes education more accessible

Open educational resources are helping to decrease costs, increase equity.

Five Western faculty members are embracing the use of open education resource course materials thanks to a pilot initiative spearheaded by Western Libraries. 

The open education resources (OER) grant and support program offers instructor funding and in-kind support to integrate OER into teaching. The program is a partnership between Western Libraries, the Instructional Technology Resource Centre, the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Western Research’s knowledge exchange and impact team. 

OER course materials are openly licensed and freely available for anyone to use, which saves students money on course materials, making learning more equitable.  

Learn more here.