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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.

New & Noteworthy

VIVA Open Adopt Grants

Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for VIVA Open Adopt Grants. VIVA Open Adopt Grants provide awards of $2,000 to individual instructors to support the time it takes to integrate existing open or no-cost materials into a syllabus, and to ensure that the results of those efforts are widely available to Virginia educators.


Applications are due October 4, 2021. Learn about VIVA or contact with questions about this program.

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