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Introduction to Open Educational Resources & Textbook Affordability

Introduction to Open Educational Resources & Textbook Affordability Online

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Openly licensed course materials can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. They are available online for free, or in print at low cost. The open license gives permission to revise and share without violating the author’s copyright.

In this session, we’ll discuss what we know about how course material costs impact students at UO and the ways faculty can help lower these costs, which include adopting OER. We’ll discuss why some faculty use OER and what they see as the benefits, along with examples from UO faculty OER adopters and authors. Participants will have the opportunity to explore OER relevant to their discipline, and will learn more about current OER opportunities at UO, including our Pressbooks pilot and available funding to support lowering course costs.

Related LibGuide: OER and Textbook Affordability by Allia Service

Thursday, April 6, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Knight Library
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  DREAM Lab  

Registration is required. There are 99 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Rayne Vieger