Penn State Reports on Open Educational Resources

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In February 2017, Penn State's Transforming Education Steering Committee charged the Open and Affordable Educational Resources (OAER) Working Group to implement the recommendations from the University's 2016 OER Task Force Report, develop new programs related to OER, and pilot select OER initiatives.

Penn State's OER efforts are coordinated by a university-wide Open and Affordable Educational Resources (OAER) Working Group, which consists of individuals and teams from University Libraries, Teaching and Learning with Technology, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), WPSU, World Campus, the bookstore (Barnes & Noble), and student representatives from the University Park Undergraduate Association, Commonwealth Campus Student Government, and the World Campus Student Government. The OAER Working Group also includes an Instructional Advisory Group consisting of faculty from across the University.

The OAER Working Group's Annual Report on OER is available here for download in PDF and Microsoft Word formats.