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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 Textbooks at UWM

Psychology 101

This course has used an open textbook for 15 semesters. 

Psychology Openstax Book Cover

  • Open Textbook used: OpenStax Psychology
  • 6,937 students
  • Replaced $170 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $1,179,290

Astronomy 103

This course has used an open textbook for 5 semesters in all sections. 

Astronomy Openstax book cover

Astronomy 185

This course has used an open textbook for 2 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 8 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
  • 365 students
  • Replaced $250 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $91,250

Art History 102

This course has used open access materials for 3 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 499 students
  • Replaced $174 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $86,826

Educational Psychology 104

This course has used an open textbook for 2 semesters. 

  • Open Textbook that will be used: College Success
  • 478 students
  • Replaced $124 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $59,272

Biomedical Sciences 245

This course has used an open textbook for 4 semesters

Sociology 2nd Edition Openstax book cover

History 151

This course has used an open textbook for 1 semester

U.S History Openstax book cover

  • Open Textbook: U.S. History 
  • 21 students
  • Replaced $100 textbook
  • Total Savings of $2,100

Women's and Gender Studies 192

This course has used an open textbook for 1 semester

 Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies book cover

Authoring Guides

Guides to authoring open content or remixing existing open content. 

Identify, Remix or Create Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Network Library

The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.