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OER and Affordable Learning

This is the site for Ursuline's Affordable Learning and OER (Open Educational Resources) information.

What is Inclusive Access?

Inclusive Access is a program that some colleges and universities are experimenting with to provide their students access to commercially published textbooks, in the form of  ebooks, on Day One of class.  It is typically arranged between the campus bookstore and  the Bursar's Office. All students, registered for a specific course, are given access to digital course materials on Day One of classes through their institution’s Learning Management System.  Here at Ursuline that would be Desire 2 Learn.   The price of the e-textbook (often reduced) is typically added as a class fee to the student's account when they register for the class. Students are also given the option to opt out of receiving the e-textbook if they prefer a physical copy of the textbook.

**Ursuline is investigating Inclusive Access Options. However, this is not done at Ursuline College at this time. 

This page is simply a collection of  information about other practices to assist faculty in understanding options that are available to assist students with the costs of textbooks.

Articles on Inclusive Access.