The goal of the Affordable Learning LOUISiana initiative, administered by LOUIS (the consortium of college and university libraries in Louisiana) with Board of Regents support, is to “save students money on education by reducing the costs of instructional materials through the use of eTextbooks, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and other open access materials.”* To learn more about the initiative, please visit the LOUIS Affordable Learning site listed above.
Rising costs for tuition and textbooks have become a barrier for academic success and retention for many students on a national level. The use of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) by faculty helps to reduce these costs, and adopting these free resources as alternatives to traditional textbooks is a growing trend in higher education.
LOUIS OER Commons is a repository of open educational resources aligned with the Louisiana Statewide
Common Course Catalog. This repository also facilitates the creation of new OER by
Current Affordable Learning Programs
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