Open Educational Resources—textbooks, courseware, and ancillary materials which can be freely used, reused, and remixed—can play an important role in pedagogy and student achievement. The Open Educational Resources (OER) LibGuide (https://libguides.library.hunter.cuny.edu/oer) provides faculty with a portal to OER resources found within Hunter, the Hunter Libraries, the CUNY system, and beyond.
Opening sections provide an overview of what OERs are and what they can do, as well as highlighting OER workshops and webinars first time OER users may find helpful. Our extensive resource section includes CUNY and SUNY OER platforms and repositories, multiple OER ‘finders,’ textbook collections, journals, media, courseware, and OER materials available through a number of public institutions. In addition, discipline-specific modules highlight OER materials—from courseware and textbooks, to syllabi and lab manuals—available for use in OER and ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) courses. The guide similarly features OER efforts undertaken by Hunter faculty, with links to resources for developing and adopting OER materials. If you’re interested in getting started with OERs, evaluating resources, or need assistance from our knowledgeable staff please check out the LibGuide and email the library’s OER office at firstname.lastname@example.org.