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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Annual Reports: New York State OER Funds | Years 1-4

SUNY OER services

SUNY OER Services (SOS) operates as part of SUNY’s Office of Library and Information Services. SOS works directly with  SUNY campuses and faculty to provide assistance and knowledge to support the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and sustained use of OER as drivers of faculty choice and student success.

This includes offering a ready-to-adopt course catalog, facilitating the seamless integration of  openly-licensed content into learning management systems, the remixing of openly-licensed content from various sources, the offline (print) production of learning materials, as well as the services and resources of partners.


CUNY-wide savings 2017-2018

Savings and benefits from CUNY's zero textbook cost programStatistics demonstrating the benefit of CUNY's Zero Textbook Cost program:

  • 2,800 new sections across CUNY converted from expensive, proprietary materials to open educational resources
  • 76,000 students impacted by experiencing a course using OER
  • students saved $9.5 million from Fall 2017 to Fall 2018
  • $2.38 in savings for every $1 of NYS funding.