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Open Educational Resources (OER): Open Education at UWM

Guide to identifying open textbooks and open educational resources. Information about UWM's Open Textbook initiative.

Open Education at UWM

Featured Courses Using Open or Affordable Textbooks at UWM

Psychology 101

This course has used an open textbook for 22 semesters. 

Psychology Openstax Book Cover

  • Open Textbook used: OpenStax Psychology
  • 10,469 students
  • Replaced $170 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $1,779,730

French 103

This course has used an open textbook for 5 semesters.

Liberté - Open Textbook Library

  • Open Textbook used: Liberté
  • 228 students
  • Replaced $250 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $57,000

French 104

This course has used an open textbook for 4 semesters.

Liberté - Open Textbook Library

  • Open Textbook used: Liberté
  • 130 students
  • Replaced $250 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $32,500

Computer Science: Natural Language Processing 423/723

 

This course has used an open textbook for 2 semesters. 
Cover of Principles of Natural Language Processing

Art History 101

This course has used open access materials for 10 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 1152 students
  • Replaced $250 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $228,000

Art History 102

This course has used open access materials for 10 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 1,038 students
  • Replaced $174 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $180,612

Information Studies 640/640G

This course has used an open textbook for 1 semester

 Book cover for Instruction in Libraries and Information Centers: An Introduction

Spanish 318

This course has used an open textbook for 2 semesters. 

Home - LI855XC Fall 2020: Guide to new Spanish and Lo-Hi Collections -  LibGuides at Emporia University SLIM

  • Open Textbook used: Canvas curated materials
  • 62 students
  • Replaced $100 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $6,200

German 145

This course has used an affordable textbook for 1 semester. 

Food Culture in Germany (Food Culture around the World): Heinzelmann,  Ursula: 9780313344947: Amazon.com: Books
 

Astronomy 103

This course has used an open textbook for 9 semesters in all sections. 

Astronomy Openstax book cover

Astronomy 185

This course has used an open textbook for 4 semesters. 

Survey of Astronomy Book Cover

 

Philosophy 111

This course has used an open textbook for 9 semesters

Fundamental Methods of Logic book cover

Biomedical Sciences 290

This course has used an open textbook for 3 semesters.

College Success by OpenStax (paperback version, B&W): Amy Baldwin:  9781951693183: Amazon.com: Books

  • Open Textbook used: OpenStax College Success
  • 64 students
  • Replaced $50 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $1,400

Nutrition 550

This course has used an open textbook for 3 semesters in all sections.

Book cover for Nutrition 550: Sports Nutrition

  • Open Textbook: Curated Open Access content on Canvas
  • 77 Students
  • Replaced $100 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $7,700

Educational Psychology 110 and 279

This course has used an open textbook for 3 semesters. 

  • Open Textbook that will be used: College Success
  • 579 students
  • Replaced $124 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $71,796

Biomedical Sciences 245

This course has used an open textbook for 6 semesters

Sociology 2nd Edition Openstax book cover