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
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Since 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.
The request for proposals for the FY 2022 OER grant is out!