What are Open Educational Resources (OER):
Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective.
What is our project doing:
With support from an Actualizing Innovations Meant to Scale, (AIMS) grant from the University of North Carolina System Office, the UNC University Libraries Advisory Committee built the Open Educational Resource capacity at all system institutions. Using $15,000 of the AIMS grant, ULAC purchased system-wide membership in the Open Textbook Network, and held a series of faculty and librarian workshops for participants from all 17 institutions to “train the trainer,” who conducted additional workshops at their home campuses. The overall goal is for the initial efforts to grow into system-wide programs to benefit all UNC students and create communities of practice for different academic disciplines.
Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Managment and Scholarly Communications, UNC Greensboro, 336-256-1210
Will Cross, Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU Libraries, 919-513-2416
Laura Hess, Instruction and Reference Librarian, UNC Pembroke, 910-775-4174
Jeanne Hoover, Scholarly Communication Librarian, ECU, 252-328-2261
Jeff McAdams, Science and Engineering Librarian, UNC Charlotte, 704-687-6163
Jacqueline Solis, Director of Research and Instructional Services, UNC Chapel Hill, 919-962-3822