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 Georgiawill be happy to answer your questions about open learning materials.
Add a mention that you are using anopen source licenseon your work. You retain the copyrights on your work, but it simply states that you
allow (under conditions that you can fix) re-distribution and modifications of your
Make Material Public
Make sure your material is publicly available, by e.g. uploading it to Augusta University's Instituitional Repository. This will increase its visibility and attracts feedback.
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
the material is accessible as soon as class starts, or even before
students can take notes directly in their copy of the material used, by editing it
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
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
Professional Development Opportunities
Once a month, join Affordable Learning Georgia to hear from recent Affordable Materials
Grant completers about their affordability projects, the challenges they faced, and
the results they saw on implementation. For more information or to join a session,
visit Affordable Learning Georgia.
Film Appreciation - November 20, 2020 - 10-11am
Chemistry Case Studies - December 4, 2020 - 10-11am