Quality, Equity, Affordability: Why Open Educational Resources and Why Now

Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials, from single lessons to entire textbooks, that are free for faculty and students to use, customize, and share. Their adoption and utilization in course settings have been proven to be a viable affordability strategy for higher education; however, recent research is also revealing that OER can also positively influence quality and equity concerns. Panelists during this webinar will share the outcomes that have been attributed to OER, while also showing how OER can be leveraged to encourage more equitable, inclusive, and diverse classrooms.



  • David Harris

    Editor-in-Chief for OpenStax, Rice University

  • Lisa Petrides

    CEO and Founder, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)

  • Jasmine Roberts

    Open Education Leader and Professor of Communication, The Ohio State University