This collection shares Open Educational Resources (OER) and affordable course content from across the VCU community.
The high cost of textbooks has been shown to have an adverse impact on students’ academic experience, from which classes they choose to their ability to succeed in those classes. Free course materials remove this financial barrier to access, increasing the possibility that students can succeed in their academic careers. Course materials with open licenses also allow faculty to tailor materials to their specific classes, creating engaging learning experiences for students.
To learn more about open and affordable course content, including VCU Libraries support, please visit go.vcu.edu/textbooksavings. To submit a resource to the collection, please contact Jessica Kirschner, Open Educational Resources Librarian, at kirschnerj2 at vcu.edu.
Submissions from 2023
Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices (2nd Edition), Karen H. Gau and Iris Kovar-Gough
VCU and the Virginia Course Materials Survey, Jessica Kirschner
Submissions from 2022
Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease: Connective Tissue Disease, Mavra Masood, Beth Rubinstein, Julia Nunley, Fnu Nutan, Yasmin John, and Haseeb Mahmud
Taller REAL, Laura Middlebrooks
Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease: Cutaneous Manifestations of Sarcoidosis, Sarah Shapiro, Sindhuja Koppu, Mavra Masood, Beth Rubinstein, and Huzaefah Syed
Submissions from 2021
Foundations of Business [OER], Manika Avasthi
Affordable Course Content Impact Level Medals, Todd Easter
Submissions from 2020
The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram, Roy E. Brown
Structuring Online Lectures, Hope Y. Kelly PhD
Submissions from 2019
Research Methods in Sport Syllabus (Fall 2019), Gregory Greenhalgh
Submissions from 2018
Digital Histology, John W. Bigbee
Sports Business Course Outline (Fall 2018), Brendan Dwyer
Submissions from 2017
VCU Writes: A VCU Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Focused Inquiry Textbook Committee