The CU Boulder Open Educational Resource collection compiles materials created and adapted by CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students released with open licenses. As defined by the William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others." To learn more explore the Libraries guide on Open Educational Resources.
Open educational resources can address the high cost of educational materials and inspire a renewed approach to collaborative, social, and open pedagogical practices. The CU Boulder Librarians work alongside faculty, students, and staff to explore these potentials by supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER.