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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation. (From the UN.

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The links below are drawn from the Geneseo "Oasis" and similar search engines.


Brockport OER Program

Brockport is participating in 2019-20 SUNY-wide initiative providing incentives for faculty adopting open educational resources (OER).  The program is designed to keep textbook costs affordable, particularly in high enrollment courses. Both full time and adjunct faculty are eligible. $300 in professional development funding is deposited in the Faculty Scholarship Account for the instructor of each course, after meeting with a librarian and submitting revised OER syllabus.

Brockport OER faculty requirements:

          1. majority (at least 51%) of course materials are OER

          2. commit to using OER materials in the course for three years

          3. participate in pre and post surveys of students and faculty regarding OER use

          4. complete an Open Education Resources (OER) Course Development Incentive form to receive an incentive.

For more information, contact Mary Jo Orzech (

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2019 10:59 AM