Open Educational Resources Community of Learning

Module 5: OER at Texas State: ...and more!

External partners for OER success

The University is a member of numerous consortial agreements and partnerships that also offer services to impact college affordability through the use and creation of OER.

 

Texas Digital Library and Open Textbook Network

TXST is a member of the Texas Digital Library consortium: a consortium of academic libraries in Texas seeking to join resources and forces to expand services to our students. Together, we've joined the Open Textbook Network. What does this mean for you?

  • Extend your learning through partnership webinars. Join the email newsletter to view recordings and be informed of upcoming webinars on the topic of OER.
  • Discounted Pressbooks Memberships: Pressbooks is a platform for the formatting of accessible online books. The tool allows you produce professional accessible books in many formats.
  • A Larger Community of Practice: Join the Google Group of faculty and librarians working together to impact OER adoption in Texas.

 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Through state legislation, the THECB Is charged with two things in terms of OER in Texas:

 

Statewide Repository of Adopted OER

  • OERTX is the the repository for OER adopted by institutions in the state of Texas. Launched in late 2020, the repository is in its early stages, but it shows some great promise for the curation and dissemination of high quality OER. 
    • To learn more about OERTX, you can watch a walk-through video here: 

 

  • OER Grants: The Open Educational Resources Grant Program is a state-funded program to disseminate resources to encourage the creation, adaption, and adoption of OER in higher education institutions in Texas. The 2020 Grant Program is limited to high-enrollment Texas Core Curriculum Courses that transfer between institutions. With this focus, the grant program hopes to attain a high impact in statewide textbook costs to students. Learn more about the grant program on its website.