Contact Us

Get in Touch

If you’re interested in learning more about open educational resources, adopting OER for a course, or creating your own OER please email the Open Educational Resources Librarian, Kristin Lansdown at kristin.lansdown@wisc.edu. OER services include:

  • Workshops
  • Consultations
  • Content Search
  • Copyright/Creative Commons assistance
  • Publishing services
  • Accessibility questions & best practices

OER Content Discovery & Evaluation

You’re encouraged to submit the OER Content Discovery & Evaluation form and the OER Team will conduct a search for high-quality course materials for your course. We ask that you submit the following information via the form:

  • Course Information (title, subject, number, short description)
  • Current or proposed textbook information (title, author, ISBN, edition)
  • Specific chapters or sections of note
  • Relevant standards and guidelines related to the course/field
  • Keywords and concepts

The OER Team uses a combination of three rubrics to evaluate materials: Affordable Learning Georgia’s OER Evaluation Criteria, which provides general content guidelines for OER, Rcampus OER Assessment Rubric, and an abbreviated version of the ACHIEVE Open Educational Resources Rubric.

Share Your Adoption

Please submit the Share OER Adoption form when you elect to use an open textbook or other materials for your course in lieu of a traditional textbook. This information will be used to determine cost savings for students throughout the year in addition to helping us track OER use by instructors across campus.