Affordable Learning Solutions

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  •  CHOICE: Enables the discovery of course content, including commercial publisher content, library resources, and a wide array of open educational resources (OER).
  • AFFORDABILITY: Technology and partnerships that reduce the cost of learning materials for students and the CSU.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Every student is entitled to a high quality education with access to all learning materials.

ALS - CSU Initiative

Open Educational Resources

OER are freely accessibleopenly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

Open Licenses

Free to use

Free to adapt

Free to reuse

Free to share

License Types

GNU General Public License

Creative Commons

Intellectual property rights are secondary to the purpose of the content.

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All CC licenses require attribution

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Creative Commons License

BY - only requires attribution

ND - no derivatives

SA - share alike (license is transferred)

NC - non-commercial use only

e.g. BY SA NC - share alike, non-commercial

- Any reuse must also be non-commercial -

ALS Website

HSU Library OER Guide

Guide to finding OER for your courses

  • Only quality resources
  • Kept up-to-date
  • Work in progress
    • give us feedback
    • Not all programs represented... yet


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