The World of OER is intended as a guide for individuals and institutions with an interest in learning more about OER. The guide is a deliverable of the UT System Affordable Learning Accelerator Task Force and is designed for entry into and exploration of the complex, evolving and robust world of OER. It is intended to be collaborative and open, and the University of Texas System and institutional partners will periodically review, update and add additional OER and related resources.
OER’s origins are grounded in equity and social justice movements, and educators worldwide are committed to leveraging OER to promote deeper learning and student engagement and success through quality educational materials. OER is continuously developing and expanding as more educators and policymakers understand the importance of making no- and low-cost textbooks and other learning resources available to students everywhere.