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OER: Open Educational Resources

A guide to Open Educational Resources and services.

Suggested Open Education Resources

Below is a list of suggested OER resources, focusing on textbooks. Remember: your subject librarians at FSU Libraries would be happy to help you find good OER materials for your classes!

Other Resources

Below is a list of other locations with items which can be used as OER. Remember: your subject librarians at FSU Libraries would be happy to help you find good OER materials for your classes!

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Create Your Own OER

Some instructors have taken the idea of Open Educational Resources and decided to create their own textbook, video, or other resource. If you decide to do the same, these are some items which might help.

Alternative Textbook Grants at Florida State University Libraries

The cost of college textbooks has risen at 300% the rate of inflation since 1978, with a 90% cost increase over the last decade alone. Students increasingly report not purchasing textbooks due to high costs, a trend which is widely recognized to negatively impact student learning outcomes. To address these concerns and build on the FSU Open Access initiative, FSU Libraries are offering Alternative Textbook grants to support faculty and instructors in their efforts to replace commercial textbooks with open alternatives that are available at no cost to students. 

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Alternative Textbook Grants!

The grant program, launched by the Libraries in November 2016, awards successful applicants with $1,000 to support the development of open or library-licensed course materials that are available at no cost to students. These high-quality materials are written by experts and peer-reviewed, ensuring a level of intellectual and instructional rigor on par with expensive commercial equivalents.

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