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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 26 semesters. 

Psychology Openstax Book Cover

  • Open Textbook used: OpenStax Psychology
  • 12,094 students
  • Replaced $170 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $2,055,980

French 103

This course has used an open textbook for 5 semesters.

Liberté - Open Textbook Library

  • Open Textbook used: Liberté
  • 301 students
  • Replaced $250 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $75,250

French 104

This course has used an open textbook for 4 semesters.

Liberté - Open Textbook Library

  • Open Textbook used: Liberté
  • 155 students
  • Replaced $250 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $38,750

Computer Science: Natural Language Processing 423/723

 

This course has used an open textbook for 3 semesters. 
Cover of Principles of Natural Language Processing

Art History 101

This course has used open access materials for 13 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 1510 students
  • Replaced $250 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $377,500

Art History 102

This course has used open access materials for 13 semesters. 

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash

  • This course will be using a collection of open access materials including readings and images
  • 1,348 students
  • Replaced $174 Textbook
  • Totals student savings of $234,552

Information Studies 640/640G

This course has used an open textbook for 3 semesters.

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

Spanish 318

This course has used an open access materials for 3 semesters. 

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

  • Open Textbook used: Canvas curated materials
  • 88 students
  • Replaced $100 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $8,800

German 145

This course has used an affordable textbook for 2 semesters. 

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 11 semesters in all sections. 

Astronomy Openstax book cover

Astronomy 185

This course has used an open textbook for 6 semesters. 

Survey of Astronomy Book Cover

 

Philosophy 111

This course has used an open textbook for 18 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 $3,200

Nutrition 550

This course has used an open access materials for 4 semesters in all sections.

Book cover for Nutrition 550: Sports Nutrition

  • Open Textbook: Curated Open Access content on Canvas
  • 94 Students
  • Replaced $100 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $9,400

Educational Psychology 110 and 279

These courses have used an open textbook for 4 semesters. 

  • Open Textbook used: College Success
  • 1386 students
  • Replaced $124 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $171,864

Biomedical Sciences 245

This course has used an open textbook for 9 semesters.

Sociology 2nd Edition Openstax book cover

Math 103

This course has used an open access materials for 3 semesters.

Math icon | Free SVG

  • Open Textbook used: Canvas Curated Materials
  • 441 students
  • Replaced $50 textbook
  • Totals student savings of $22,050

Theatre 338

This course has used an affordable textbook for 1 semester.

Designing with Light

Music 444

This course has used an affordable textbook for 1 semester.

What Every Singer Needs to Know about the Body Cover Image

Theatre 236

This course has used an affordable textbook for 1 semester.

An Introduction to Theatre Design Cover Image