LCTCS Affordable Learning Initiative

LCTCS is committed to reducing the cost of attendance for students. We firmly believe that students should have equitable access to course materials on the first day of class. Learn more about our policy, strategies, and the ROI here. 


2018-2019 OpenStax Institutional Partners

The  Louisiana Community & Technical College System is one of nine institutions to be selected as a 2018-2019 OpenStax Institutional Partner.

These [nine] institutions, chosen from among 31 applicants, will begin working with OpenStax associate director of institutional relations, Nicole Finkbeiner, on June 14, 2018, to develop institution-specific, strategic plans to encourage the use of OER on their campuses. These colleges and universities will join 37 other institutions, representing 200 colleges and universities and over 2.6 million students, in taking part in the effort to expand the use of OER at their institutions. The institutions who participated in the 2016-17 program increased OER on their campuses, on average, by 150% in one year.

Learn more information about previous cohorts here and about the institutional partnership program here.

Source: OpenStax blog post, "Announcing the 2018-2019 OpenStax Institutional Partners". Available at Published June 14, 2018.


LCTCS supports affordability initiatives through incentives for affordability projects. Evaluate open educational resources and put them to use in your course. Not sure where to start?

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Locate content and strategies to reduce student costs for textbooks.

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Another way to search for content is to use the

LOUIS OER Commons.

Please keep in mind this site is still under construction.


LCTCS - OER Taskforce

We implement intuitive, robust technology that allows participating members to successfully conduct and manage vital library operations, such as circulation, course reserves, and collection development.

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