SPARC Projects

Connect OER

Open Education

Emory University

Atlanta, GA, United States
Official Website @EmoryUniversity

Type: Private 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 14,769

  SPARC Member  

OER Webpage
OER LibGuide


Our recent open education initiatives include greatly increased advocacy and awareness efforts around OER at Emory. This renewed focus was prompted by our largely residential campus having to rapidly shift to online instruction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlighted the need for more flexible course materials. We rebranded our OER webpages to Open Educational Practices and now include information and resources on open pedagogy as well as refreshed OER materials and links.

In fall 2018, we launched a website for students and faculty on Affordable Textbooks and Teaching Materials (ATTM), which covers a host of different affordable course material options offered from multiple units on campus. We are no longer offering mini-grants.

From 2014-2016, the Scholarly Communications Office partnered with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on the Emory Open Education Initiative (EOEI) program. EOEI sought to inspire Emory faculty to find better and less costly ways to deliver instructional content to their students. The program offered Emory faculty participants $1,000 mini-grants and an OER immersive training program. Participants used grant funds to create or compile OERs, library materials, or faculty/student-generated content to be used instead of textbooks in their classrooms.

Between 2014-2016, EOEI awarded eleven mini-grants to Emory faculty. While some projects from EOEI remain works-in-progress, many others have been completed and made publicly available.

Campus Details

Campus Entities Most Active in Efforts Advancing OER:

Library Departments Active in Efforts Advancing OER:

Academic Subjects With Greatest OER Traction:

Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:

Point of Contact

Jody Bailey
Head, Scholarly Communications Office