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Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) are resources licensed to be used in the classroom at little or no cost to the student.

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Student Textbook Survey

Give us your thoughts on textbook costs!

Victoria Gomez


As a student, I have more learning resources than ever before which feels empowering.

Victoria Gomez
Communications and Minor in Criminology
Khulud Alsultan

Gives variety to course material

[OER] is free for students, saves time for faculty, and OER provides a variety for the class materials that help me prepare for lectures in the course.

Khulud Alsultan
PHD candidate Computer Science
Fatima Al-Shaikhli

Keeps professors’ options open.

Open Educational Resources doesn’t limit professors to one book and allows them to pull material from different resources, which gives us students broader perspective.

Fatima Al-Shaikhli
Electrical Computer Engineering, 2021

Cost Savings

It was a huge relief when I found out my courses were using OER materials.

Jennifer Broyles
Senior, International Business / University of Missouri

By using Affordable & Open Educational Resources in the classroom, UMKC is making education more affordable for students. Below are the numbers for the Fall of 2018. See past figures.


Courses Using<br />A&OER


Students<br />Impacted


Savings<br />Achieved



Faculty across the UM System are utilizing Affordable & Open Educational Resources. See why.

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Customized Material

An opportunity for institutions to provide fantastic content at no additional cost to their students.

Shannon Breske
Associate Teaching Professor, Management / University of Missouri

Active Learning

Gives the ability to enlist students and convert them from passive to active participants in their own learning.

Melissa Messina
Instructional Designer / UMKC

Academic Freedom

It really allows you to customize the textbook in ways that a commercial product just couldn't do.

Steve Keller
Associate Professor, Chemistry / University of Missouri

Change of Pace

For me, it is a welcomed break from the traditional, very expensive textbook.

Kate Votaw
Associate Teaching Professor / UMSL