The Montana University System and the Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services (TRAILS) consortium partnered to create a statewide open education program which officially launched in the spring of 2019.  In just over one year’s time, we have created and launched a dynamic program. After the first year of this program, students and faculty across the state are already seeing its benefits.

We are proud to share details about this work in our Year One Report.  This report records activities and achievements for the first year of this program as well as goals and priorities for the future. 

Open education is the future of higher education.  In a time where digital and remote access is essential for students who are also being faced with new and more dramatic access and financial challenges, open educational resources are the investment that will not only support our students succeeding but benefit our institutions’ enrollment and image.  The Montana University System Office of the Commissioner and Higher Education and TRAILS are excited about these efforts and continued investment in making higher education more affordable for students across our state. We ask that you join with us in celebrating the program’s success on your campus and invite you to continue to support your faculty and students in helping us address affordability and quality education at your institution.

If you are new to the open educational movement or want to know more about how you can become a part of it, we have options.

To find out more about the program, visit us here.  To join one of the weekly OER workshops or learning opportunities, visit us here.  Or reach out to Christina Trunnell, our Statewide OER Coordinator today.