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Affordable Learning Programs

Federally Funded Dual Enrollment OER

LOUIS is the recipient of two federal grants to develop open educational resources for dual enrollment courses with a combined budget of over $3 million. We estimate that the creation of these materials for 40 dual enrollment courses will result in textbook savings of $2,825,000 for dual enrollment students alone.

LOUIS OER Commons Faculty Cohort Project

The LOUIS OER Commons Faculty Cohort Program works to create an environment of supported and shared learning for faculty interested in exploring Open Educational Resources within their discipline. 

Act 125 Textbook Adoptions

LOUIS uses data required by Act 125 to report on textbook affordability in Louisiana, and to aid postsecondary institutional decision making as it pertains to library collection development in support of affordable learning.


LOUIS OER Commons is a repository of open educational resources aligned with the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog. This repository also facilitates the creation of new OER by Louisiana educators.


Faculty Select

Faculty Select provides a simple search interface for faculty to identify OER titles and content the library can purchase that can be provided free-of-charge to students in place of costly textbooks. Newly-available titles are added regularly.

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Open Education Network

This alliance of higher education institutions works to move open education forward by promoting access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks. The OEN workshop introduces faculty to open textbooks. LOUIS can help facilitate a workshop on your campus!

Course Transformation Program

This competitive program seeks to lower the cost of post-secondary education for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation. Faculty replace existing textbook and/or course materials in a specific course(s) with no cost, open materials.