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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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CALMing the cost of textbooks: How to create Affordable Learning Materials on your Campus.

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM–10:45 AM CST
Room 301
Conference Track

7. Library as Publisher


Open Education Resources, Open Textbooks

Learning Objectives

1. Start an Open Education Resources/Affordable Learning Material program on their campus.
2. Learn strategies for working with faculty partners and campus partners to support OER.
3. Identify and locate Open Education Resources and Affordable Learning Materials.


As the cost of a college education continues to rise, students are piling on debt and recent graduates are struggling under the weight of loans. The Cougars Affordable Learning Materials Project (CALM) aims to aid faculty in replacing costly textbooks by using high-quality open educational resources (OER), library resources, digital or customized textbooks, and/or faculty-authored materials. Presenters will lead participants in a session on how to identify OER and how they can create their own sessions.


Carmen Mitchell, Institutional Repository Librarian, Cal State San Marcos
Barbara Taylor, Academic Technology Services, Cal State San Marcos