Open Education Resources (OERs)

Cost Comparison of OERs to Other Items

Are you concerned about rising textbook costs and the impact it is having on your success? The Student Association is working closely with administration around campus to bring free educational resources to Mississippi State's campus. These can be anything from textboks, videos, or even software. Textbook costs create a financial burden on college students that can impact thier academic success. The rising costs of commerical textbooks have continued to outstrip inflation, adversely affecting access to higher education and student learning as students forgo buying textbooks altogether. Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks that are licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. There are tens of thousands of freely available open educational resources and open textbooks, and a wide variety of tools to help you discover them.