Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

Augusta University is committed to providing affordable aducation to all students. One way the university is doing this is by promoting the design, use, and adoption of affordable and Open Education Resources. A team of three local representatives (the “Champions”) of Affordable Learning Georgia will be happy to answer your questions about open learning materials. 

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Clément Aubert

  • Faculty Champion
  • Assures Promotion and Diffusion
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Melissa Johnson

  • Library Champion
  • Identifies, Evaluates, and Provides Access
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Stacy Kluge

  • Design Champion
  • Designs and Creates Accessible Material

 

Contact Us

Open Education Resources

Summerville Campus

University Hall

U-235

2500 Walton Way

Augusta, GA 30904

706-446-5556

Steps to Adopt Open Learning Materials


Find More Information about Open Learning Materials

The best places to get started are:

 Grant Opportunities   Open Educational Resources   Customizing and Authoring Content

Benefits of Open Learning Materials

Learning materials dubbed “open” are re-usable, redistributable and editable material of all nature (textbook, laboratory handbooks, exams yearbooks, homework, primary source, etc.) that are generally cost-free. Adopting those for a class has multiple benefits.

For Students

 
  • the material is accessible as soon as class starts, or even before
  • the class may qualify to the “No cost” or “Low cost” attributes
  • students can take notes directly in their copy of the material used, by editing it freely

For Instructors

 

If instructors are using existing open learning materials:

  • can edit and tune to fit their needs
  • update and correct if needed

If instructors are developing their own material:

  • can implement students’ feedback as the class unfolds
  • reorganize and adjust the resource to the needs

For Departments & Schools 

 
  • facilitates a uniform delivery of the multiple courses' contents
  • supports a mutualization of the instructor's efforts to improve the material used in class

For Augusta University 

 
  • facilitates the recognition of the quality of the instruction
  • enables external feedback from readers all over the world

For the University System of Georgia 

 
  • densifies the collaboration between institutions
  • attracts federal recognition as e.g. the Exceptional Agency awarded by the State Higher Education Executive Officers on July 17, 2019