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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI, United States
Official Website @UWMadison

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 42,598

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OER Webpage
OER LibGuide


UW‐Madison has identified the adoption and production of Open Educational Resources (OER) as a priority within the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative, and in connection with the university’s Unizin efforts. The advantages of increased use of OER for instruction include enhanced attainment of learning outcomes, greater flexibility and more diverse pathways for students when accessing learning materials, greater flexibility for instructors to customize instructional materials, and lower course material costs for students.

The university’s future digital learning infrastructure will encompass significantly enhanced capabilities to identify and share digital content (including OER) for the purposes of teaching and learning. OER have significant potential to help campus further embody and enact the Wisconsin Idea through the sharing of our teaching resources across the state, the nation and the world.

Campus Details

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Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:

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Point of Contact

Carrie Nelson
Director of Scholarly Communication, General Library System