OERs are free, openly-accessible resources of many shapes and sizes, including (but not limited to!)...
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Overwhelmed by the idea of creating an OER? Don’t worry!
There are lots of ways you can incorporate OER into your courses - you don’t have to go straight to writing a complete textbook.
OER allow you to adapt and build upon the work of others in your field, while improving resource access for your students. This can start small and lead to great things.
Estimate of student savings by moving from commercial textbooks to OER at Georgian.
$364,688 / year
This number does not include courses that adopt OER but did not previously have a commercial textbook. The number will fluctuate as faculty review and adopt new OER materials. There are so many benefits for students and faculty beyond cost savings.
Take a look at our Success Stories to see how your colleagues are implementing OER in their courses.