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Unexpected Library Tools for Teaching and Research

About OER

1. Textbook Prices

2. Control Over Course Content

  • The use of OER frees faculty and instructors from having to design courses based on a commercial textbook, by which the publisher inherently dictates how the course is delivered. Using OER brings the flexibility to choose current and relevant course materials, as well as to create and/or adapt the content to match learners' needs and their teaching style. [OER: The Future of Education Is Open, EDUCAUSE]

3. Students' and Institutions' Performance

Textbook Title Chemistry
Producer/Collection OpenStax
Quality Control Peer Reviewed
Student Access PDF download, in-browser navigation
Instructor Tools
  • test items
  • lecture slides
  • instructor solutions manual


Learn More About OER

Angela Lucero, Scholarly Communication Librarian, is coordinating efforts in the Library to support faculty and instructors in the use of OER. Please direct any questions, requests, comments, or concerns to her at

Learn more about OER at UTEP here!

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