Earlier this year, the Library was awarded a $10,000 grant from Reach out for Schools, to support the WSU Open Educational Resources Initiative. The money will fund ten $1,000 mini-grants supporting faculty in redesigning a course based around open educational resources, as opposed to higher-priced, conventionally published textbooks.
General information and resources.
Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER can be full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge.
Open Educational Resources are broadly considered to meet the “5Rs Framework,” meaning that users are free to:
From http://www.sparc.arl.org/about. SPARC® is the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.