The mission of the AggieOpen program is to promote a more equitable and culturally relevant educational experience at UC Davis by helping instructors access, adapt, adopt and author openly licensed course materials.
Through AggieOpen, the university seeks to expand the availability of openly licensed educational content to provide course materials at minimal cost for the benefit of both UC Davis students locally and higher education globally.
AggieOpen encourages instructors to use openly licensed alternatives to commercially available course materials, such as open access or Creative Commons licensed publications, resources in the public domain, and learning objects and texts that instructors create themselves while achieving their pedagogical objectives.
Library experts can assist instructors with finding, evaluating, and using open education resources (OER).
We provide consultation for instructors developing strategies to identify OER that support their teaching style and course learning outcomes, as well as navigating copyright and open licensing.
We also host OER Discovery workshops where instructors can learn more about the spectrum of openly licensed learning materials and begin exploring available OER in their field.
Open educational resources encompass many types of teaching materials, including textbooks, assessment tools, and digital media. This session will provide attendees with strategies for finding, revising, and using OER that align with their syllabi. Participants will explore and evaluate resources, and receive an introduction to Creative Commons licensing. No prior knowledge or experience with OER is necessary!
The AggieOpen Fellows initiative will invite instructors to apply for grant funding to adopt, adapt or create open educational resources (OER) for undergraduate courses.
Sponsored by the UC Davis Library and LibreTexts, these grants are intended to fund the work involved in identifying, revising, creating, using, and/or sharing OER as alternatives for required commercial textbooks.