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Open and Affordable Educational Resources

This guide supports UMD instructors and students with using open educational resources (OER), affordable course materials, and open pedagogy. Visit to learn more.


The resources on this page are intended to support UMD library workers and iSchool affiliates with open education professional development, usage, and advocacy.

Professional Development: Best Bets

Professional Development: Digging Deeper

OER Guidebooks

The OER Starter Kit
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians | Editor's Cut
Valuing OER in the Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment Process

Advocating for OER at UMD

OER for Library Instruction