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Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative Guide (Open Educational Resources (OER) / BU Library eResources)

Guide to Open Educational Resources sites and textbooks, and eResources available via the Bethel University Library

Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative

We have the opportunity to provide our students with a more affordable education, and with a more engaging educational experience, through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the more effective use of the Bethel Libraries' eResources. 

The Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative seeks to encourage faculty to use these resources in their courses rather than expensive commercial textbooks.

This guide will provide you with the tools you will need to begin locating, selecting, evaluating, and assessing the use of OER and Library eResources.

If you would like assistance with locating OER and Library eResources, please contact the Library Liaison for your program.

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Strategic Growth Award

In 2018, the Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative received a Strategic Growth Award grant from the Bethel University Foundation to fund the staffing, training, networking, faculty stipends, etc. needed to launch the Initiative. 

Here is an overview of the Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative.

Strategic Growth Award Annual Report - August 2019

Questions about the Initiative or this guide ?

Contact:                                                                                   Blue Question Mark                                                            

Earleen Warner
Reference/Instruction Librarian

Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative Coordinator
Bethel University Library