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Open Educational Resources

Welcome to this introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

Whether you want to understand the concept of OER or you are looking to find, adopt, adapt, or create them, this guide provides the resources to do all of that.

You can use the links on the left-side of the page to skip around to different sections.

VIVA Open Course Design Grants


Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for Open Course Grants (formerly Course Redesign Grants). These grants empower faculty with the resources and time they need to redesign courses by swapping out commercial textbooks and other expensive course materials for open, no-cost, or library options. Full or part-time faculty may apply. Applications are due February 23, 2021, and award notification will occur on May 14, 2021. Learn more online or contact with questions about this program, which is run by VIVA, Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium.

Online Interactive Open and Free to Use Resources

With the recent move to online teaching and learning, it's hard to replicate the hands-on exploratory work. Here are links to some helpful resources for maintaining interactive elements in an online and temporarily remote environment