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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 is working on a Louisiana specific OER Commons Repository, scheduled for completion in June 2019 (more information will be posted about this project as it becomes available). Please see the information below about the Open Textbook Library, and the most current eBooks project.
Current Affordable Learning Projects
Search the Open Textbook Library
About Open Textbook Library
Affordable Learning eBooks Project – Books at JSTOR, Books on Project Muse, IEEE Now Publishers Foundations and Trends Technology eBooks Library, and
e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection
Transform Your Courses: LOUIS OER Commons, Merlot, and other Affordable Learning Resources
* Affordable Learning LOUISiana