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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources

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Welcome to the Cornette Library Open Educational Resources (OER) guide.  The purpose of this guide is to aide in understanding OER, finding OER and ultimately, the creation of OER.

Resources listed in this guide have shown to have a strong collection of OER materials and noticeable licensing information.

The Library has not evaluated these resources for content nor accessibility.  Use your professional and subject expertise in evaluating and using these resources.

The guide will be updated periodically based on newly found resources and faculty feedback.


May 2022

WT Faculty Develop Writing Textbook With THECB Grant

Ms. AJ McCormick and Dr. Rebecca Weir of WT’s Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages are developing a textbook designed for use by NCBO (non-credit bearing option) writing students and teachers, with grant funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Because NCBO courses are required by Texas State, but have no consistency between institutions in how they are taught, this textbook is designed for students to be able to work through on their own, or one-on-one with a designated writing tutor, or in a mini-class setting led by an instructor, or in a regular class session with an instructor. One of the beauties of this textbook is that, because it’s available in OER and is free for students to access, it is available to students throughout their scholarly careers, even when they simply need a brush-up, and long after they’ve left their freshman-level coursework. Instructors from any field will find it useful because it offers an easy online writing activity to assign to particular students, dependent on student need, or to review with an entire class to address problems or prepare for a writing assignment. McCormick and Weir are in the process of testing out a few selected lessons now (21/22), but hope to have the entire book available for use sometime in the coming academic year (22-23).

October 2020

WT Education Professor Wins $25,000 Statewide Grant

Dr. Adam Weiss wins a $25,000 state grant to develop OER.