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Open Educational Resources

More than just no-cost textbooks.

At UMGC, you won't have to buy expensive textbooks—we’ve replaced nearly every textbook for undergraduate courses with no-cost online resources.

Access all your undergraduate course materials within your online classroom as soon as your classes start. The materials are easy to download and continually updated with the latest industry information.

Types of Open Educational Resources

  • Electronic textbooks
  • Websites
  • UMGC Library resources
  • Software
  • Interactive exercises
  • Social bookmarking platforms

The Importance of Open Educational Resources

Research shows that students learn better when they're able to access all their materials directly in their online courses. In addition, we wanted to remove the barrier that expensive textbooks can present. To date, we've replaced nearly every textbook for undergraduate courses with no-cost online resources and we plan to replace nearly every graduate textbook too.

Our progress toward open educational resources was made possible in part by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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