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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 on JSTOR, Books on Project Muse, Oxford Scholarship Online
* Affordable Learning LOUISiana