In Fall 2018, a number of UM faculty adopted Open Educational Resources for their classes. The UM Bookstore collaborated with faculty to offer the option for students to purchase print copies of the OER. Potential savings shown in the table below reflect the price difference between buying a new book that was previously used in the course, using the OER in its free online version, or purchasing a new print copy of the OER from the bookstore (less expensive used copies were also available).
Carmichael Library can help you locate more information about OER, including where to find relevant resources
and how to evaluate them. Contact Charlotte Ford (by email or at 205-665-6100) or any of the other librarians at UM.
The UM Bookstore is committed to helping faculty find and use OER that will work for them.
Barnes and Noble Courseware has been developed to support OER in various classes across disciplines.
Contact Ben Varner for more information (via email or by phone at 205-665-6575).