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Bethel University Library

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

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

"Hybrid" Open Educational Resources

Some organizations and publishers offer the use of OER along with other resources for a fee. 


Inclusive Access

To address the problem of expensive print textbooks, some publishers have begun offering "inclusive access" programs.  This type of program allows institutions to sign up whole classes of students to automatically receive digital course materials at a discounted rate, rather than purchasing them individually.  However, these resources usually cannot be modified in the way that most OER can, and publishers control the pricing.

Examples of Inclusive Access Programs:

Affordable Options