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TEXTBOOK PARTNERS

OER is awesome but it may not contain all of the resources you need to effectively teach your course.  The list of publishers below offers a variety of resources for your students.  Some offer entire courses, some online test banks, and other instructor supplements. Explore the ever-growing list of companies below to explore low-cost options for affordable course materials. 

FLATWORLD

      

FlatWorld believes that instructors are the key to quality student education. FlatWorld publishes peer-reviewed titles written by distinguished faculty, at a fraction of the price. Books can be customized to fit course needs. Many texts have recently added Homework Systems.

OPEN STAX

 

 

OpenStax works with a variety of partners to offer low-cost digital resources to supplement no cost textbooks. Many professors enjoy using online homework platforms to provide students with multiple ways to practice their knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

LUMEN

 

 

 

 

Lumen Learning offers online textbooks and supporting materials from OER textbooks. Lumen offers platforms for OER textbooks. 

  • Candela courses are affordable e-books with curated text, video, interactives, and other learning materials.
  •  Waymaker courses are user-friendly digital courseware with data-driven learning design, personalization, and messaging tools. 
  • Lumen OHM is an online homework platform for math courses

VITALSOURCE

 

 

 

 

VItalSource offers digital textbooks to provide immersive, engaging digital content at a lower price than traditional textbooks.

BARNES & NOBLE LOUDCLOUD

 

 

 

 

Barnes and Noble Loudcloud Courseware offers a wide variety of online courseware to supplement OER textbooks.

Courses include:
  • Advanced Business
  • Business and Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare
  • Humanities
  • Math & Science
  • Social Sciences

LRNR

 

 

LRNER offers courses utilizing adaptive learning platforms which include practice, activities, assessments and other interactive learning aids.

Other courses offered include: Economics, Mico Economics, Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry, American Government, English and US History.

CENGAGE

 

 

 

Cengage introduced a subscription called Cengage Unlimited to address the issue of rising textbook costs.  A subscription to Cengage Unlimited, which is available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores, costs $119.99 a semester or $179.99 a year.