Open Education Initiative

The University System of New Hampshire is committed to innovation in public education. We work collaboratively to improve access to higher education in New Hampshire; to increase the impact that our research, teaching, and service have on the public good; and to provide an agile and connected learning environment to serve a 21st- century world. To that end, the University System of New Hampshire supports Open Education materials and practices (open education resources, open access, and open pedagogy) in its commitment to collegiate value, access, and affordability.

Defining “Open Education”

“Open Education” as defined for this initiative, can be understood as a three-pronged approach to the creation and sharing of knowledge. It involves the use and development of free, openly-licensed educational materials in courses; the centering of pedagogy focused on learners as contributors to-- not consumers of-- knowledge; and the commitment to broad sharing of research through open access publishing. Read more