Affordable Learning Solutions
Open Educational Resources (OER) are high quality, openly-licensed teaching, learning, and research resources that are available at no cost to students. They can be customized by faculty members to fit their teaching needs and are available in many formats.
Another alternative to commercial textbooks is the free use of library-licensed and owned resources.
For more information on affordable learning, visit our online guide.
Apply for a SCoer Faculty Award
Winners will attend a hands-on affordable learning workshop. After attending the workshop, winners will develop a syllabus resulting in a cost-free course. Creative use of open educational resources and library-licensed resources is encouraged. If selected, you will be awarded $500 and a certificate to thank you for your work.
Awards are open to USC Columbia faculty and are sponsored by the University Libraries and Student Government.
Applications for the 2023 SCoer Faculty Award will be accepted from February 15, 2023 through May 3, 2023. Award recipients will be announced on May 16, 2023.