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Open and Affordable Educational Resources

This is a guide on all things OPEN for Penn State Altoona instructors!


The purpose of this guide is to reduce the cost of course materials for students.

Contact your OER Liaison, Lori Lysiak, with questions, including:

  • How can my students get low-cost texts through Top Hat?
  • Where can I find free ancillaries and low-cost courseware?
  • Are there e-books that might be good alternatives for print materials?
  • How many pages of a book may I post on electronic reserve?
  • Where can I get support for writing an Open Access textbook?
  • What do I need to know about Open Access publishing?

PSU Course Marking and Top Hat

Help students find your open and affordable resources!

PSU Open Pedagogy

Engage students as creators of information rather than consumers!

PSU Open Access Publishing

Raise discoverability of your scholarship!