Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are released under an open license that permits free use and adaptation by others. OER may include textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans, handouts, videos, tests, software, or a variety of other learning materials, either in print or electronic form. The UNT Libraries, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, are working to support and develop additional OER resources and options for faculty and students.  For more information on Open Educational Resources, see the Libraries' Open Education Resources Guide

  • Lower costs for courses and course materials.
  • Increased access to materials over a longer period of time.
  • Greater pedagogical flexibility by mixing and matching content for specific courses.
  • Materials tailored for certain course or curricula.
  • The ability to update and supplement materials as needed. 
  • Learn more about Open Educational Practices

UNT offers two programs to support the use of OER in the classroom:

  • OER Grants are offered to support UNT faculty in using or adapting existing open textbooks or other OER in UNT courses. 
  • UNT Open Texts is a collaboration between the UNT Press and UNT Libraries for publishing new open textbooks for use in UNT courses.