Article: UW-Eau Claire Initiative Turning To Open-Source Materials For Classes

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UW-Eau Claire Initiative Turning To Open-Source Materials For Classes

In an effort to cut costs for college students, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is working to encourage instructors to move away from traditional textbooks and build classes around open-source educational materials.

This summer, UW-Eau Claire will recruit 15 instructors to continue a pilot program to design courses around what are known as open educational resources (OER). They can include digital textbooks or research articles published in journals that are free to the public.

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