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Open-NYS is the collaboration of the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide support for the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) across both systems.

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This year, SUNY and CUNY were given $8 million by Governor Cuomo and the state of New York to implement OER in high-enrollment, general education courses.

WHAT IS OER?

We’re glad you asked! Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others.

We see OER as a powerful force to shape curriculum in the ways that we want, and that our students need. Let us help you make it part of your classroom.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

  • Free or low cost textbooks keep costs down for students.
  • High quality, up-to-date content keeps your course fresh.
  • Adapt content to work for your unique classroom.
  • Permanent access allows student use after the course ends.
  • It’s the way the world should work!

Student Testimonials

“WITH THE MONEY I SAVED ON TEXTBOOKS FROM THIS COURSE, I [WAS] ABLE TO USE FOR GAS, FOOD, AND RENT.”

– Mohamud, Monroe Community College student

OER IN THE NEWS

  • GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION FOR OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INITIATIVE AT SUNY AND CUNY TO CUT HIGH COST OF TEXTBOOKS
  • NEW YORK DOUBLES DOWN ON OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

SUNY OER Services@SUNYOERServices·26 Jul

The beta cohort of our online #UnderstandingOER #SUNY #OER professional development course is live today! We’re polishing and refining, and will release the full schedule of all 7 mini-course offerings in ’18-19 through @sunycpd very soon. #SUNYOERChat

Achieving the Dream@AchieveTheDream·18 Jul

OER level the academic playing field? New study suggests #OER courses improve course grades and and decrease D/F/withdraw at greater rates for #Pell recipient students & historically underserved populations. #equity #comm_college #parttime #studentsuccess https://t.co/iFU4oFSRyR

Dr. Shawna M. Brandle@ProfBrandle·27 Jul

Ever wondered what students really think of #OER? Check out what some amazing Kingsborough Community College students had to say, and find out how #OER are like bathrooms. https://t.co/jPb2iIYEcm

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ADOPT

We outline resources and techniques. Faculty discuss how OER helped them make a difference to their students.

ENGAGE

Meet others in your discipline who are using or want to partner with you to create OER content. We also have librarians, course designers, and OER experts here to help.

EVENTS

Meet others in person, in seminars, and in workshops in your area.