Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. Generally, this permission is granted by the use of an open license which allows anyone to freely use, adapt and share the resource—anytime, anywhere. OER include full courses, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, test banks, software, and any other materials used in education.
The Open & Affordable Education Committee at Iowa State is working to support OER and other affordable course content. You can learn about our other initiatives on our About Us page. Our major contributors include representatives from the three offices below: