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Open Educational Resources

What is Open Education? 

"Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective." SPARC*


Why is it important?

The cost of textbooks has increased more than 1,000% since 1977 making them unaffordable for many students.

64% do not purchase all their textbooks

36% have earned a poor grade

23% have dropped a course

17% have failed a course

Statistics provided by the Open Textbook Network.


What can we do about it at Anderson University?

Partner with CIDL to develop your own textbooks.

Share your textbook choices with your library liaison. If we can purchase your tittles as eBooks with unlimited users, we will.

Switch textbooks. Both CIDL and the library can help you find free and affordable alternatives. Or you can search yourself using the resources below.