Open Nebraska at UNMC:
UNMC’s commitment to student affordability via free and reduced-cost digital course materials
Helping students save money
Collaborative efforts for utilizing Open Educational Resources (OER) and Inclusive First Day Access eBook programs have saved NU students over $6 million as of the Spring 2021.
The goal is to save NU students $10 million by 2023 through this program.
The University of Nebraska is committed to student affordability by supporting faculty in adopting free or reduced-cost digital course materials in their courses.
How "Open Nebraska" Works
The Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library, Academic Technologies and Academic Affairs support the use of low-cost materials where possible.
- Faculty are invited to work with the library to request that textbooks be purchased for their courses.
- Faculty are supported in creating open educational material using PressBooks and other platforms.
- Open education resources guides help students to locate relevant supplemental learning resources.
- Open education resources guides help faculty identify available open no-cost textbooks for student use.
Faculty who have indicated that they use no-cost or low-cost materials or a low-cost e-books will be contacted prior to the start of each semester to confirm their course materials selection and that the course will be designated as part of the Open Nebraska affordability initiative.
- OERs: Open Educational Resources guide:
Background and details about OERs, educational materials that can be legally used and are freely available to everyone
- University of Nebraska Pressbooks:
Easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish
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