About Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible online teaching and learning materials. They can be videos, textbooks, quizzes, learning modules and more. This guide collects the best-of-the-best OER and organizes them by college and department.
Using OER in your classroom can save you time and your students money. Take a look and see what is available in your discipline!
- Awarded to all courses
- Applications proposing the use of OER, library resources, or other affordable learning materials
- Individual: $1,000 for a faculty member to adopt a free textbook in one course
- Group: $1,500 - $7,000 (calculated based on number of students impacted) for faculty to adopt a free textbook in a course (minimum 3 instructor collaboration or all instructors for a course)
Allen, I., & Seaman, J. (2014). Opening the curriculum: Open educational resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014. Retrieved from
Belikov, O., Bodily, R. (2016). Incentives and Barriers to OER Adoption: A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Perceptions. Open Praxis, 8(3).
Bliss T., Robinson, T. J., Hilton, J., & Wiley, D. (2013). An OER COUP: College teacher and student perceptions of open educational resources. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/2013-04
Fischer, L., Robinson, J., Hilton, J. & Wiley, D., (2015) A Multi-Institutional Study of the Impact of Open Textbook Adoption on the Learning Outcomes of Post-Secondary Students Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27(3).
Robinson, J., Fischer, L., Wiley, D., & Hilton, J. (2014). The Impact of Open Textbooks on Secondary Science Learning Outcomes.Educational Researcher, 43(7).
Hilton, J., Robinson, J., Wiley, D., & Ackerman, J. (2014). Cost-Savings Achieved in Two Semesters Through the Adoption of Open Educational Resources. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(2).
Pawlyshyn, N., Bradlee, Casper L., & Miller, H. (2013). Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation. EDUCAUSE Review, November-December 2013.
Bliss, TJ., Hilton, J., Wiley, D., & Thanos, K. (2013). The Cost and Quality of Open Textbooks: Perceptions of Community College Faculty and Students. First Monday, 18(1).
Bliss, TJ, Robinson, J., Hilton, J., & Wiley, D. (2013). An OER COUP: College Teacher and Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.
Tonks, T., Weston, S., Wiley, D., & Barbour, M. (2013). “Opening” a New Kind of School: The Story of the Open High School of Utah. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning,14(1).
Feldstein, A., Martin, M., Hudson, A., Warren, K., Hilton, J., & Wiley, D. (2012). Open Textbooks and Increased Student Access and Outcomes. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning.
Wiley, D., Hilton, J., Ellington, S. & Hall, T. (2012). A Preliminary Examination of the Cost Savings and Learning Impacts of Using Open Textbooks in Middle and High School Science Classes. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(3).
Hilton, J., Lutz, N., Wiley, D. (2012). Examining the reuse of open textbooks. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2).
Johansen, J. & Wiley, D. (2011). A Sustainable Model for Opencourseware Development. Educational Technology Research & Development, 59(3).
Hilton, J., Wiley, D., Stein, J., Johnson, A. (2010). The Four R’s of Openness and ALMS Analysis: Frameworks for Open Educational Resources. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning
Wiley, D. & Hilton, J. (2009). Openness, Dynamic Specialization, and the Disaggregated Future of Higher Education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(5).
Bliss, TJ. (2013). A Model of Digital Textbook Quality from the Perspective of College Students. Dissertation.
Gurell, S. (2012). Measuring the Technical Difficulty in Reusing Open Educational Resources with the ALMS Analysis Framework. Dissertation.
Open Educational Resources at UTSA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Under this license, you are free to copy and redistribute the material it contains in any medium or format. Also, you may remix, transform, and build upon the material.