Open Education Resources (OER) are openly-licensed learning materials made available for introduction and adaption into classroom instruction. OERs can include entire courses, assignments, discussions, quizzes, syllabi, simulations, textbooks, and modules. The intention of OER is to provide low-cost learning materials to students to enhance the affordability of higher education.
A grant from The Department of Education has enabled the Center for Academic Innovation to offer support and funding for full-time General or Developmental Education faculty interested in revising their courses. Faculty will incorporate OER materials into their instruction, and will align the materials to course objectives and pedagogical best practices.
Hover over the images below to learn more about how SVSU faculty members have implemented Open Education Resources into their classrooms with the help of the OER Grant.
Select the "More" option after hovering over the image to see a video outlining the faculty member's story.
Hover over the images below to learn more about SVSU students' experience with Open Education Resources in grant-funded classrooms.
Select the "More" option after hovering over the image to see a video outlining the student's viewpoint.
The contents of this webpage were developed under a Strengthening Institutions Program, Title III, from the U. S. Department of Education awarded to Saginaw Valley State University 2017-2022. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the United States Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.