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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides information about Open Educational Resources, or OER.

UC Davis Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Develop Open Textbooks

The U.S. Department of Education announced a $4.9 million grant to UC Davis to lead a pilot program to develop free, open textbooks in targeted subjects. Image Credit: Tulane Public RelationsCC BY 2.0 

Free Textbooks Improve Student Success

A study from the University of Georgia has shown that students given free course material not only save money but get better grades. 

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Teaching with OER Canvas Course Shells

This video shares information about how to easily import a course shell containing an open textbook and other free resources (presentations, notes, images) into your Canvas course with a few easy clicks. 

Welcome to the University Library Guide to

Open Educational Resources

This guide is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER): what they are, where to find them, and how to use them in courses.

For more information about any of these topics, contact the Office of Scholarly Communication at openisu@iastate.edu or contact the Library's Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian at aelder@iastate.edu.

Open Textbook Network Member Badge News

As of Spring 2018, Iowa State University is now a member of the Open Textbook Network, an international organization of higher education institutions working together to advance the use of open textbooks. 

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