WesternU E-Learning

Online Training for Faculty and Staff

College textbook costs have risen dramatically over the past decade, to the point that the majority of students have decided against buying a course textbook due to price. What can universities do to make sure money doesn’t stand in the way of academic success? Open Education Resources to the rescue! Come learn about sources for free Open Education Resources (OERs), emerging laws about textbook affordability, and different initiatives colleges have used to decrease textbook costs for students.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Describe three things a university can do to reduce student textbook costs.
  • List two pros and cons for using OERs.
  • Name at least three relevant sources for finding OERs