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Open Education at UTA


Contents of this guide were shaped by the work of Dr. David Wiley, who reminds us that education is about sharing, and Dr. Robin DeRosa, who gave us the phrase, open education is "about reducing barriers to education, empowering learners, and connecting the academy to the world that it serves."

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Publishing Reimagined explains our approach to OER publishing.

In 2017, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries launched a program to increase awareness of the transformative power of open education. We believe open education reduces barriers, empowers learners, and connects the academy to the world that it serves. The Libraries provide support, including sponsoring a grant program, for faculty and staff interested in exploring open education through the practice of open pedagogy and/or through the adoption or creation of open educational resources (OER).

Open access publishing and textbook affordability is critical to the work of UTA Libraries and UTA at large. From our commitment to widespread adoption of OER to our support for the conversion of print journals to open access digital formats, we empower our faculty, students, and authors to see their vision become the new reality for academic publishing. View our growing catalog of OER authored by UTA educators or browse the repositories listed on our OER guide to find content appropriate for your courses.

UTA Libraries presents an introduction to creating an OER Chapter that can be utilized by UTA Students.

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We have a Microsoft Team for Open Educational Resources. Join us in Teams for chatter about OER, updates on community discussions, news, tips, and more.


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From Our Blog

Stuck Between a Rock and a Publisher: Impacting Affordability During a Pandemic by Katie Willeford

Open Education Week 2020 by Michelle Reed

The Semester You Learn to Walk (a lecture) by Ursula Abdala

Mythbusting 101: Reflecting on a Year of Open by Michelle Reed