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MNS 308: Humans and a Changing Ocean

Open Textbooks & Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Inter-Research Science Publisher, Book Series:

  • Marine Ecology - A comprehensive, integrated Treatise on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters; 5 vols., Otto Kinne (Inter-Research Science Publisher)

Selected titles from the National Academies Press

Selected titles from InTech Open

Selected titles from OApen

Q: I'm using OER in my course. Do I need to share that with the University Co-op before each semester through the formal adoption process? 

A. Yes! Even if students don't have to purchase your selected course materials, it's useful to do this because your materials will then show up in the "My Textbooks" section of Canvas. Students can access course materials directly from this tab, and it will include both commercial texts and OER if you are using a mix. If you miss that deadline, those materials can be sourced from the OER publisher (e.g., OpenStax) and/or posted directly to your Canvas course.

Identifying & Using Open Educational Resources (OER)

Longhorn Textbook Access (LTA) is expanding in Fall 2021. Through this program, faculty can help students access commercial textbooks in electronic format at discounted prices.

UT Libraries also provides information and support for OER course materials. Visit Ashley Morrison's OER Guide and learn why it might be a good fit for your course and understand the impacts and benefits. 
If you would like help identifying OER materials for a particular course, please use this Free & Affordable Course Materials Review Request form. 

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