Affordable Learning at SF State

June 25th OER Review Workshop

Join AT's Teaching and Learning Team for an Open Educational Resources Review Workshop on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm in Library 222 or via Zoom at:

By the end of this event, faculty will be able to analyze the quality of published OER and collaborate with subject matter experts to create excellent OER Peer Reviews.

Dr. Gerry Hanley, Executive Director of MERLOT and the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Technology Services from the CSU, will provide a demonstration of the MERLOT Peer Review Process to:

• Develop Evaluation Standards

• Conduct Peer Review Evaluations

• Report on Evaluations

We know that OER can be engaging, empowering, and equitable. The Peer Review process can increase attention to the quality of materials that are available.

Honorariums will be awarded to those faculty that complete a Peer Review with additional funding available for an Affordable Instructional Materials Adoption.

Please click on this link the Open Educational Resources Review Workshop Registration.

The Affordable Learning Initiative is SFSU’s approach to work toward narrowing the equity gap and to reduce the cost of learning for students by focusing on adopting lower-cost or free instructional materials. Since the program began at SFSU in 2014, our faculty have potentially saved our students more than $5 million.


Please email if you have any further questions.

SF State Faculty Save Students $5 million* with Affordable Instructional Materials!

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.


Academic Technology, The Leonard Library, the 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.

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


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