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Open Educational Resources (OER): FCTL Fellowship (JW)

This guide has been created to help instructors locate and use open educational resources (OER).

Resources from the Learning Community

OER Initiatives


Griffiths, R., Mislevy, J., Wang, S., Ball, A., Shear, L., Desrochers, D. (2020). OER at Scale: The Academic and Economic Outcomes of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Hilton III, J.. (2019). Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018. Education Technology Research & Development.

Sinkinson, C.  (2018). The Values of Open Pedagogy. Transforming Higher Ed Blog.

Using Google's Advanced Search to Find OER

Google Advanced Search



Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

Fall 2019 PD Week - Escape from Expensive Textbooks and Materials AKA "Escape Room" - 12 attendees

Spring 2020 PD Week - Equity in Open Educational Resources (OER) - It's About More than Saving Money - 7 attendees

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 - Collaboration on FLOAT Initiative to adopt a course using OER resources - 4 faculty participants

Google docs created for course-specific OER resources for 18 faculty members

Gathering resources for discipline-specific OER resources


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