Here's a checklist to help Mizzou instructors get started with A&OER.
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These campus units can help you • find A&OER • use A&OER • adapt A&OER • create A&OER • advocate for A&OER • make your own work openly accessible • learn more about affordable & open educational resources • reduce course material costs for your students
Do you have questions about adopting A&OER in your courses?
Affordable & Open educational resources (A&OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
Open source textbooks are free to the user, with a nominal fee of about $30 to $40 to publish a physical, hardback book at the Mizzou Store.
— Mun Choi, President of the UM System and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Adopting free or low-cost textbooks and digital course materials helps Mizzou control the cost of educational resources. Here are some facts about the textbook affordability in the nation and at Mizzou.
According to a report from American Enterprise Institute, from 1998 to 2016, college textbook prices have increased by 90% while recreational book prices have fallen by more than 35%.
Due to the high costs of course materials at Mizzou, 75% of students have delayed purchasing a required textbook.
13% of students have considered leaving Mizzou because they couldn't afford course materials.
These two videos will help you learn about textbook affordability at Mizzou and why A&OER matters.