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Incentives : Redesigns & Reviews!

Another Round! Faculty, $250 for review of an open textbook. $1000 and up for a course redesign. Apply now!

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You design, students learn.


Webinars with Open Stax Authors

Through the Author/Faculty eyes

OpenStax Astronomy Cover OpenStax Algebra +Trigonometry OpenStax Micro-Biology Cover OpenStax-PreCalc

OPenStax American Government Textbook Cover
OPenStax-Algebra OpenStax University Physics Calculus Based

February and March 2017

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Congrats to more Trailblazers!

See our growing list!

Jason Oliver Chang, Professor of History and Asian American StudiesDr. Jason Oliver Chang, Professor of History and Asian American Studies

Ellen Carillo, Professor of English, Waterbury Dr. Ellen Carillo, Professor of English, UConn Waterbury

Prof. Nina Stein, ChemistryDr. Nina Stein, Professor of Chemistry, UConn Waterbury

Caner Hazar, PhD Candidate, Sociology Caner Hazar, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology. Instructor : Race, Class, and Gender.

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Building UConn’s Open Course Ware Repository
Kathleen Labadorf & Michael Rodriguez, University Library

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - More dates to come
Time: 11:15 – 1:10 – ROWE 318

Have you created amazing syllabi and other learning materials that you would like to share with the world? Join us today to help shape the newest Digital Repository @ UCONN. All items will be Open to the world for viewing. We’ll go over Creative Commons license options, creation, and how to add them to your work now. You choose how much freedom you will allow to users of your work and always keep your copyright.  Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone for some hands-on.

Take a look at these:

Digital Commons at UConn - this is where the Open repository will be created.

MIT OpenCourseWare Search by Topic/format  Drill down from a Major Topic to Sub-Topic or Specialty. Limit formats as wanted to Video/Audio Lectures Student Work, Lecture Notes, Assessments, Online Textbook, Interactive Simulations.

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative -- Free Courses available


University of Oklahoma SHAREOK

Expanding the Classroom with Open Educational Resources  Powerpoint slide set - another example stressing open

Find many more examples at Find OER !

Open Education News

  • Need more reason to go affordable? Read about the Undergrad Survey @ UMass
    UMass Amherst Libraries Releases Results of Open Education Survey Seven faculty were awarded grants of $1,000 to $2,500 in the spring of 2016 Four hundred fifty eight students from courses in Physics, Kinesiology, Astronomy, French, German, and Human Development In addition to the cost benefit, other students said the OER materials made their class experience […]
    Posted on February 20, 2017
  • Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding. Source: Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others
    Posted on January 17, 2017
  • Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education
    Blessinger, P., & Bliss, T. J. (Eds.). (2016). Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Open Book Publishers. “The importance of openness in education is only now beginning to be appreciated, and I hope this volume can increase the pace of its spread. This volume contains stories of people and institutions around the world acting […]
    Posted on January 5, 2017
  • Open Textbook Publishing | AAUP
    Who is best suited to control textbooks: the faculty or the publishers? There are ways to make sure it is the faculty. Source: Open Textbook Publishing | AAUP Joe Moxley writes: Rather than working as employees on by-the-piece rates for global companies like Pearson, faculty members can assume the role of publishers. . . . […]
    Posted on November 9, 2016


Now! Provost's Office supports Incentives

Find and view Open (and Alternative) Educational Resources.

Recent Events

Open Access Week 2016 - October 24 -30

The Intersection Between Open Access, Open Educational Resources, & Author Rights 

Phone: (860) 486-1253