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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 Week 2021

The UWM Libraries Finding OER in the Disciplines series is featured resource in the 2021 OE Week Library. These guides model finding and adapting discipline related materials in OER repositories including (MOM) Mason Metafinder and Oasis. Proper attribution steps of OER Materials are included. Check out our General Science, Performing Arts, and Humanities libguide pages for individual videos and information regarding discipline specific resources. Additionally you can check out all of our videos on the Finding OER in the Disciplines YouTube playlist.

UWM ALA Student Chapter OER Coffee Hour

OER Week 2021

Join us Tuesday March 2, 2021 at 1pm for the inaugural UWM ALA Chapter OER Coffee Hour. This session will include a presntation and discussion on OERs and librarianship.

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Open Textbooks and OER Impact 2020

Featured Courses Using Open Textbooks at UWM

Psychology 101

This course has used an open textbook for 16 semesters. 

Psychology Openstax Book Cover

  • Open Textbook used: OpenStax Psychology
  • 9,500 students
  • Replaced $170 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $1,615,00

Astronomy 103

This course has used an open textbook for 6 semesters in all sections. 

Astronomy Openstax book cover

Astronomy 185

This course has used an open textbook for 3 semesters. 

Survey of Astronomy Book Cover

 

Communication 103

This course has used an open textbook for 8 semesters in some sections. 

'Stand up, Speak Out'  book cover

  • Stand up, Speak out  is a remix of an already existing open textbook, written and edited by UWM communication faculty
  • 2,466, students
  • Replaced $66 textbook
  • Textbook Totals student saving of $133,976

 

Philosophy 111

This course has used an open textbook for 9 semesters

Fundamental Methods of Logic book cover

Art History 101

This course has used open access materials for 4 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 800 students
  • Replaced $250 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $200,000

Art History 102

This course has used open access materials for 4 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 775 students
  • Replaced $174 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $134,850

Educational Psychology 110 and 279

This course has used an open textbook for 2 semesters. 

  • Open Textbook that will be used: College Success
  • 500 students
  • Replaced $124 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $62,000

Biomedical Sciences 245

This course has used an open textbook for 4 semesters

Sociology 2nd Edition Openstax book cover

Open Education at UWM