Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely accessible and openly licensed teaching and learning materials that can be reused, shared, revised and remixed. OERs include textbooks, quizzes, games, videos and other course materials.
Open education at RMIT
RMIT University Library developed the Australian and New Zealand Open Textbook Initiative to encourage the use and adoption of open educational textbooks as an alternative to paid resources. As part of this initiative, we partner with RMIT learning and teaching staff to curate open course resources and facilitate the adoption of OER textbooks.
The Library is a member of the Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group advocating for open education in Australia. We are also contributing to the Australian Open Textbooks as Social Justice scoping study to raise awareness of the social inclusion benefits for students.
Ed Talks: Open Educational Resources
James Glapa-Grossklag, the Dean of Educational Technology from the College of the Canyons in Southern California talks about the importance of Open Educational Resources during his visit to RMIT. (3:14 mins)