Open educational resources (OER) are learning materials that are freely available under a license that allows them to be used, remixed, improved, and redistributed. These include:
For a good overview of OER and their application to teaching and learning, see "7 Things You Should Know About OER," a publication of the Educause Learning Initiative.
In August 2008, the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) was signed
into federal law. There are a number of HEOA provisions that impact
the CSU. Complying with the HEOA requirements is a condition for the CSU
receiving student financial aid from the Federal government.
For more information go to: http://als.csuprojects.org/heoa
For a PowerPoint presentation, see: HEOA,
the CSU, and You (PPT)
ALS is designed to enable faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students. The ALS website is designed to: