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Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Badging

This badge will be awarded to Pace employees that complete the required modules as listed in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Badging program. Earners of the Open Educational Resources Badge will demonstrate proficiency in defining and describing OER characteristics; describe methods on how OER can be used in teaching and learning; provide an understanding for OER Creative Commons (CC) licensing; and provide methods for the adoption and integration of OER materials into University courses.

The course takes about 3-4 hours to complete and can be done asynchronously online over a two-week period.  
When you’re ready to take the course please reach out to Greg Murphy and David Almodovar so we can enroll you in the course.  The course is available year-round and can be taken over any two-week period. 

It is divided into 4 modules focusing on identifying, creating, and publishing open educational resources. 
Only one module will be available at first but the other modules will open sequentially as a previous module is completed. 
The ultimate goal after completing the module is to have created an OER assignment or activity that might fit in well with one or more of the courses that you teach. 

We are so excited that you have reached out to us about this course as we work together to help lower students’ educational costs. 

OER Quick Links

Welcome to Pace University’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative

 Pace Libraries

Academic Technology


 Digital Commons

 Information Technology

 Faculty Center

 OER Grants: Coming Soon 

If you are interested in creating an OER for your course(s) or have general questions, our OER team is ready to assist you and/or your department. Please reach out to


Please contact Sue Maxam, Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Retention Initiatives at, and we can help you get started!

Welcome to Pace's one-stop site for our OER initiative

This website will provide you with the information you will need to access OER at Pace. With our motto, "Opportunitas," Pace University is committed to reducing the cost of instructional materials for all students through the use of high-quality Open Educational Resources. Education should not be a privilege reserved for only those who can afford it, but a right for all who decide to pursue it!


According to the Freeing the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education (2018) Survey: 

  • 46 percent of faculty are currently familiar with OER.
  • 13 percent of Instructors have required OER in at least one course. 
  • Textbooks and learning materials cost students approximately $1,200 per year.
  • According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 in 10 students didn't purchase a textbook     because it was too expensive.  
  • One in five college students has skipped or deferred a class due to the price of the                                                                         required learning resources.