The MSU Libraries is launching the OER Award Program, an incentive program for instructors that encourages and supports the use of openly-licensed materials as a pathway to increase student success.
The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for both students and their parents. Data shows that the cost of textbooks affects the academic choices and success of students. If textbooks are prohibitively expensive, students will: find illegal PDFs online, not purchase them, buy an outdated edition, or not acquire textbooks at all. With the increasing use of adaptive learning systems available directly from commercial publishers via access codes, the used, rental, sharing, and library options that have provided alternatives for students, are effectively eliminated.
Adoption of Existing OER
Adaptation of Multiple OER
Creation and Development of New OER