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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Getting started with affordable learning materials

How can instructors begin using affordable learning materials in the classroom?

Before the semester

During the semester

  • Let your students know about any low-cost textbook options (older editions, online options, etc.) for your course.
  • Check the campus calendar for workshops on open educational resources (OER) and textbook alternatives.
  • Submit your textbook orders to the Bookie as soon as possible for next semester, to allow students to receive the maximum buy-back price at the conclusion of the semester.

After the semester

Why Open Educational Resources?