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What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that are in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

OER Initiative at AUB?

​The Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative was initiated by the AUB libraries, after having had Open Educational Resources on its agenda for a while.

During this year, 2021, we formed a team of 5 members, including two faculty members, one of whom is representing the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), an instructional designer, as well as two librarians to participate in the one-year-long institute on OER by the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

The institute is an opportunity for AUB to design a campus transformation strategy to accelerate campus OER plans for large scale engagement and adoption. All interested AUB community members are welcome to join our team, ask questions and/or share suggestions.

Our tentative plan can be found here​.

​​​Team Lead:
Carla Chalhoub, MLIS, Head of Access Services   -   ext.2619​

Team Members:
Amal Bou Zeineddine, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning   -   ext.3065

Catherine Grace Schenck,  MHS   -   ext. 4562

Rana Al Ghazzi, Senior Instructional Designer

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