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Open Educational Resources: Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative

About the OAT Initiative

The Open and Affordable Textbook (OAT) initiative aims to reduce the cost of textbooks for NJIT students through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). The University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Digital Learning, launched this initiative during spring 2017 semester to increase course affordability by helping faculty to adopt free and low-cost open educational resources.

Goals of the Initiative:

  • Encourage faculty and instructional staff to redesign course curriculum with free or low-cost options in order to increase affordability for students.
  • Provide support to faculty and instructional staff for implementing these approaches and engaging new pedagogical models for classroom instruction.
  • Lower the costs for students in order to contribute to their success, retention, and graduation.
  • Raise awareness of OER within the NJIT community.
  • Generate and share “success stories” about the cost-savings for students.

Open and Affordable Textbook Project


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