The COVID-19 pandemic has required a rapid response by educators to meet student needs. CSI has transitioned to mostly distance learning for the present and the physical library space is closed until further notice.
Many instructors might find themselves looking for resources that are easily accessible and don't require an in-person visit to the library. Open Educational Resources (OER), are free and openly available instructional materials (including textbooks) that are born digital and available from anywhere with an internet connection.
This content is adapted from Open Oregon Educational Resources and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Open Access Week: Oct 19-25, 2020
This year is the 10th annual Open Access Week, a global event organized by SPARC in which researchers and educators can come together to engage with Open Access together. his year's theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” Here we will list the various events being held during OA Week.
Other webinars and Conferences
CSI has implemented OER for selected sections in the Physics, Anthropology, Economics, Media Culture, Psychology, English, and Social Work, departments. For the 2019-20 academic year, students saved nearly $500,000 from using OER in place of traditional textbooks.
In 2019/20, CSI students in 7 departments saved nearly $500,000 in textbook costs with Open Educational Resources.