An Open Educational Resource (OER) is a teaching, learning, or research resource that is in the public domain or has been released under an intellectual property license that permits the free use, adaptation, and redistribution of the resource by any person.
Established in 2018, the OER Grant Program is a competitive program that provides grants to Texas public institutions of higher education to adopt, modify, redesign, or develop courses using only OER. The authority for the OER Grant Program is found in the General Appropriations Act, Senate Bill (S.B.) 1, Article III, Section 49, 87th Legislative Session Regular Session. THECB’s implementing regulations are found in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 19, Part I, Section 4.230 through 4.238.