Affordable Learning at SF State

Cascadia Open Education Summit April 27-29, 2021

Award Recipients 2020

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Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021 is an event offered by BCcampus, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Open Oregon Educational Resources, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

This free digital conference explores innovation, research, and best practices in open education around the theme of “Regional influence. Global impact.” We are featuring a keynote speaker from each of our four represented regions to celebrate the achievements in open education made here on the West Coast. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect virtually with new and old colleagues, watch live and pre-recorded presentations, and learn about homegrown open education projects that could go on to change the world.

The event will be held from April 27-29, 2021 and registration is open until April 23, 2021.



SF State Faculty Save Students $7.5 million* with Affordable Instructional Materials!

*Total potential savings based on the cost of materials and course enrollments 2014 - 2019.

Affordable Learning is a priority at SF State. Through Open Educational resources (OER) and/or Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM), faculty can make their courses more affordable and equitable. 

The Center for Equity & Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Leonard Library, Disability Programs, Resource Center (DPRC), and the SFSU Bookstore support faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower-cost alternatives by using high-quality open educational resources (OER), library resources, digital or customized textbooks, and/or faculty-authored materials. Every dollar counts for many students. If students cannot afford the assigned class materials, they may try to learn without them.