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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use. In addition to this guide, we recommend you also check out a related OER site, Textbook Affordability at UMD.

Request a consultation to discuss how the UMD Libraries can support your instruction through Open and Affordable Educational Resources! Consultations can address: 

  • What are open educational resources/Creative Commons licenses/ open access materials?
  • Finding & Evaluating existing open educational resources
  • Revising/Remixing existing open educational resources
  • Developing your own open textbook
  • Applying for grants (such as the Maryland Open Source Textbook mini-grants) to support incorporating open educational resources in your teaching

For additional questions, contact Pedagogy Librarian Lindsay Inge Carpenter directly at