Campus of UH West Oahu

Mission

The University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu aims to embrace the open education movement in an effort to advance dynamic, integrated learning experiences while removing costly barriers to education. By building awareness of Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy, UH-West O'ahu hopes to increase adoption and adaptation of openly-licensed materials. By empowering faculty to customize course content, students will ultimately benefit: first financially, but most importantly, because they'll be using course materials that were created specifically for them.

Campus OER Leads

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Carina Chernisky

carinac@hawaii.edu

(808) 689-2710

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Rian Barreras

rbarrera@hawaii.edu

(808) 689-2463

Goals

  • Strengthen faculty awareness and adoption of high-quality OER materials.
  • Make the process of obtaining a college degree a more affordable endeavor for our students.
  • Increase student success via the open movement, while also obtaining hard data and testimonials.
  • Build a community of OER advocates, faculty and students alike, to champion this cause.
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Helpful Links

For more information about the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu's OER Committee, please utilize the links below and explore the content on the pages it takes you to. For assistance and further information, please contact one of the campus leads, located above.