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Learn more about JMU's Open Education Initiatives here, including JMU Faculty Stories and opportunities for Grants and Stipends.


Open Educational Resources (OER): Any teaching and learning materials licensed for free use. Under some licenses, you can even edit them to meet your course goals.

Open Access (OA) publications: A publication that is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. 

Affordable Course Content (ACC): Any educational resource available for student use at low or no additional cost. In addition to OER and OA publications, ACC also includes library-owned and subscribed resources.