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Affordable Learning Lander (ALL): Find OER

What do we mean by Affordable Learning?

Affordable Learning Opportunities reduce costs for students by substituting low-cost or no-cost resources in place of commercial textbooks. The scope of material used can be wider than just Open Educational Resources (OER). Examples include:

  • Using existing OER for course instruction and/or modifying/enhancing existing resources. OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. 
  • Creating open content that can be used by students you are teaching, or by other instructors or scholars.

PASCAL's SCALE Initiative

Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) has launched an affordable learning initiative called South Carolina Affordable Learning (SCALE). Jackson Library is teaming up with them to help cut higher education costs for our students by helping you to find and adopt affordable course materials. Learn more about SCALE's programs and resources.

Upcoming webinars

Community Conversation: Scaling & Sustaining OER Adoption, Open Ped & Publishing, Oh my!

Open Education has branched out into an increasing number of areas over the years, including encouraging faculty OER adoption, supporting open pedagogy instruction and developing OER publishing programs. What are some tips for scaling and sustaining these activities, especially when your institution lacks funding and or personnel to engage in them? Learn from the experience of fellow OEN community members.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Librarians can help find OER

Do you need help locating OER for your classes? Lander Librarians can help locate OER. Email us to set up a time for a consultation:

MOM can also help find OER

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Apply for the PAL Award

Information on applying for PAL award