The mission of the OER initiative at UH Mānoa is to lower textbook and materials costs for students and to empower instructors to take control of their curriculum through the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). The UHM OER initiative offers instructional design consulting and support, copyright and licensing guidance, and small grants for OER projects.

Campus OER Leads

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Billy Meinke-Lau


(808) 956-3467

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Lynley Shimat Lys


(808) 956-0000


  • Eliminate textbook and materials costs for students
  • Improve student success and decrease time to graduation
  • Empower faculty with textbooks and resources that are openly licensed
  • Coordinate strategic OER curriculum design through the UH system
  • Participate in the global OER movement
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Helpful Links

The OER initiative at UH Mānoa is coordinated by the UHM Outreach College, supporting all colleges and departments on campus. To stay up to date with the latest OER happenings at UHM, subscribe to the OER blog or reach out to one of our campus coordinators.