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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Cumulative savings! new!

CSI students saved $1,433,187 over 2017 to 2020Since the launch of CSI's OER program in 2017 to 2020, students have saved $1,433,187 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.

OER in the time of COVID-19

compassThe 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

Upcoming OER events

Webinars and Conferences

  • Open Texas 2021 | March 11-12, 2021
    The Texas Digital Library (TDL) and the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex) jointly organize the annual Open Texas conference to convene librarians, faculty, administrators, and other open education practitioners and advocates in Texas. The conference is virtual.

Open license

Creative Commons license icon   Unless otherwise noted, this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA license.