Are you interested in how you can help lower textbook costs for students as a way to contribute positively to student retention? This guide will help point the way to help you find what you need. There are links to find Open Educational Resources, eBooks, Federal Resources and materials in subscription based resources. Information is also provided on copyright and why providing alternatives to textbooks can be important to your students.
"Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
As of Spring 2017, 11 professors have reported using OERs across 18 different sections of classes. This has amounted so far to student savings of $107,794.50!