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Open Educational Resources: Home

Open educational resources are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes

Did you Know?

The average student should budget $1250 a year for books and supplies. 

- College Board

66% of students have chosen not to purchase a textbook because it was too expensive.

- Chronicle of Higher Education

Over the past decade, textbook prices have risen at over three times the rate of inflation.

Student PIRGs 

On average, the cost of a new edition of a textbook is 12% higher than the previous one.

Student PIRGs

Just 5 textbook publishers control more than 80% of the 8.8 billion dollar market. 

Student PIRGs


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What are Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are educational materials offered freely and openly for anyone to use. They are usually licensed to allow sharing, remixing, or customization. The resources can include textbooks, full courses, course materials, modules, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other resources used to support access to knowledge.

PASCAL Delivers

PASCAL delivers allows instructors and students access to book from any member library.

Open Sourced Textbooks


PASCAL  the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries offers support and guidance in implementing OER, into your classes.