Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "free AND openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research and other purposes." (Creative Commons Wiki 2018). When used in the classroom they can be accessed by students for free or at a minimal cost. By collaborating to create high-quality shared texts, the academic community can dramatically lower the cost of textbooks and class materials for the students they teach. Learn more at the SPARC website or on our Research Guide.

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The University of Arkansas Libraries leads campus open and affordable initiatives intended to help decrease or eliminate the cost of course materials. Partnered with the Global Campus, we help faculty identify cost-free, openly-licensed course materials and library resources that enhance teaching and encourage student learning. These resources contribute to University efforts to decrease the cost of attendance for students.

Since 2018

University Libraries/Global Campus OER Team

Stephanie Pierce

Stephanie Pierce,
Head of Physics Library

Lora Lennertz

Lora Lennertz,
Data Services Librarian

Scott Wright

Scott Wright,
Instructional Designer,
Global Campus

Miran Kang

Miran Kang,
Director of Institutional and Design Services,
Global Campus

Carolyn Henderson Allen

Carolyn Henderson Allen,
Special Assistant to the Provost

2021-22 OER Campus Advisory Group

The Open Education Campus Advisory Group (OER-CAG) assists in promoting Open Educational Resources (OER) awareness on the University of Arkansas campus, participates in and supports Open Education events and activities, and reviews OER Program Funding Applications. The group includes faculty, staff, administrators, ASG representatives, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

  • Margaret Butcher, Assistant Professor, Communication
  • Mostafa Elsaadany, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Jim Gigantio, II, Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • Hailey Hoog, ASG Director of Open Education
  • Julia Dusk Kennefick, Associate Professor, Physics
  • Grace R. Kerr, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Mo Leghari, General Manager, University of Arkansas Bookstore
  • Guillermo Pupo Pernet, Graduate Assistant, University Libraries
  • Heidi Scher, Associate Director - Assistive and Instructional Technology, CEA
  • Jacquelyn Wiersma-Mosley, Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences

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