The University of Hawai’i System is adding to OER too!
We wanted to display not only the great OER resources that are out there, but also the work that our own instructors has done in creating materials. The University of Hawai’i System is working on creating OER resources. Check out the Hawai’i OER Library, which contains all the OER resources that are being used by instructor throughout the campuses. We also have a few OER resources created by KCC instructors available in the Kapi’olani Community College Repository.
New OER is being created everyday.
OER resources are not just online, but also in print form. OpenStax textbooks for instance can be ordered by the bookstore for those who want a print copy for a fraction of the cost of regular textbooks from traditional publishers. The great thing about using OER is that many of the resources available in a variety of formats, so students and instructors
can choose the way in which they want to access these materials.
We only had 12 of the resources available through OpenStax, but there are much more textbooks available on their website. OpenStax is not the only resource out there. There are thousands of resources already online and more being created everyday. For a list of resources visit our Resource page.
Unfortunately, the OER Petting Zoo that was on display for Open Educational Week has come down ☹. Thanks to all of you who looked at the materials (faculty and students) and a special shout out to those in circulation and the other librarians who helped out. We could tell there was a lot of interest and hope that everyone found it fun and interesting.
If you have any questions about OER feel free to contact Sunny Pai or Ashley Kajioka.