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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Open Educational Resources - More than what you think!

Faculty and students may think that “Open Educational Resources” (OERs) equals “free textbooks.” While some OERs are open textbooks, other types and formats of learning tools are OERs as well. Explore OERs in different academic areas to spark your interest in how OERs might improve the effectiveness and affordability of instructional materials for students. All these resources (and more!) can be found using UMSL Libraries’ Open Educational Resources Research Guide. See the OER works being used at UMSL here :

 Textbooks Videos Images 

Open Educational resources include textbooks, videos/lectures, images and more! 

 Above this note are example open textbooks, and below are links to more information and how to find more open textbooks.



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Open Educational Resources Workshop -- Get yours today!

Now more than ever UMSL students need help with managing their school costs, which has prompted many professors to ask how they can keep the costs of textbooks low. If you and your department is interested in learning more about OER and how to integrate these materials into your teaching, we invite you to speak one-on-one with or invite other faculty along with you to participate in a quick 20-minute introduction (or a full one-hour session) on the topic. Simply e-mail Helena Marvin at or and request a session!




Lena Marvin
OER Librarian

If you, or your whole department, is interested in more information about how OER might serve you or how to integrate these materials into your teaching, please email Lena Marvin and request a quick twenty minute introduction or a full one hour session.

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