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Open Education Resources (OER)

Provides an introduction to open access and open education resources with emphasis on open textbooks.

Freely-available textbooks

Open textbooks:

  • Save money for our students
  • Decrease student debt
  • One component of affordable and accessible higher education

Why does this matter?

  • 55% of students use older editions of textbooks
  • 89% have delayed buying textbooks due to cost 
  • Textbook costs are up between 73% and 82% in the last 10 years
  • College Board estimates students will spend $1,200 per year on textbooks