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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Cumulative savings!

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Since the launch of CSI's OER program in 2017 to 2023, students have saved $1,621,135 in textbook costs.

Browse this guide to learn more about how you can convert your course to OER, the tools available to you, and what faculty at CSI are already using.

CSI Student Savings: 2017-2022

OER Symposium Program

We have videos and presentation slides available for the sessions listed in the program. Scroll down or use the menu bar on the left to view sessions.

Symposium Keynote speech

Keynote Speaker

Karen Cangialosi is Professor of Biology at Keene State College. She also serves as the KSC Open Education Faculty Fellow where she facilitates an Open Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community, and is co-leader of KSC Open, a Domain of One’s Own campus project.  Karen spearheaded a movement to replace traditional textbooks with OER and other freely available resources for almost all KSC biology courses; and she incorporates methods of Open Pedagogy in all of her own courses including Animal Behavior, Evolution and Human Behavior, Tropical Marine Biology, and Invertebrate Zoology. She also runs a coral reef monitoring program in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and a research program on the behavioral ecology of spiders in Keene, NH. You can learn more at her website:




Student and Faculty Panels