Learn and Connect

Want to learn more? Check out learning opportunities and connect with open education communities, below. You can also visit OER Support for UTSA Faculty.

Adopt a Free Textbook and OpenStax Workshops

Hear from UTSA faculty that are adopting OER.

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2021 Workshop

  • Veronica Luna, REGSS
  • Red Madden, Communication
  • UTSA Student Government
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2020 Workshop

  • Jonathan Brucks, Math
  • Cindy Roberts, Math
  • Michael Rushforth, Modern Languages
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2019 Workshop

  • Lorenzo Brancaleon, Physics & Astronomy
  • Crystal Colombini, English
  • Rita Mitra, Information Systems
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2018 Workshop

  • Stan Renard, Music
  • Jonathan Brucks, Math
  • Christina Frasier, Writing Program
  • Gina Amatangelo, Public Administration

Self-Paced Learning

Texas Learn OER is a series of self-paced online learning modules. The first nine modules cover the basics. The 10th module is a final assessment. This is a great place to test your knowledge and explore additional concepts. You’ll earn a certificate upon completion.


Looking to connect with others involved in OER? These organizations are the ultimate hubs for faculty that seek deeper engagement with OER.

Open Education Network

UTSA Libraries is an Open Education Network member. The OEN is an alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through open textbooks. OEN provides training to increase capacity for advancing OER at member campuses. Benefits are: free regional workshops, OEN Summer Institute (OENSI) attendance, and a community of practice with Texas Digital Library OER Ambassadors. UTSA Libraries partners with Texas Digital Library to host regional OEN workshops.    

Rebus Community

Rebus is both a global network of OER advocates working together to create and share OER and a vibrant community of people, processes, and tools that support OER publishing. Connect with Rebus Community when starting an open textbook project by creating a free account. Members support each other through OER publishing projects by mentoring, guiding, and providing feedback. Once you create an account, you can post and respond to calls for contributors to your open textbook project. Rebus is changing the world with open education.

Join Rebus Community

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition is a global coalition committed to making “open” the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.  Join the SPARC Libraries and OER Forum to listen in on and spark conversations on all things OER.

Join SPARC Libraries and OER Forum

Texas OER Community for Higher Education

The Texas OER Community for Higher Education is a distribution list and forum for continuing conversations about OER in Texas that were started at the Statewide OER Summit in 2019 hosted at UTSA. Join this list to share new OER in Texas, learn about regional training and opportunities, receive legislative updates, and showcase your OER work.

Join the Texas OER Community Google Group


Open Education

The Open Education Conference is an annual convening for sharing and learning about open educational resources, open pedagogy, and open education initiatives. This is a great conference to showcase your OER work to the national OER community.

Watch 2021 Open Education Presentations

Open Texas

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) and the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex) jointly organize the annual Open Texas conference to convene librarians, faculty, administrators, and other open education practitioners and advocates in Texas. This is a great venue to showcase your OER work to the Texas community.