Affordable Learning Projects at the University of New Orleans

  • In addition to the savings to students generated through UNO’s participation in LOUIS/Regents-funded purchases of e-textbooks and incentives for faculty OER adoptions, UNO has invested $12,029 of our own funds in e-textbooks, creating estimated additional savings to students of $109,544. 
  • UNO has held two Open Textbook Network workshops for faculty.  A total of 34 faculty attended, and 27 of them wrote an open textbook review as a follow-up to the workshop.
  • In November  2017 the UNO Library and the Center for Teaching Innovation co-sponsored, along with the New Orleans Educational Telecommunications Consortium (NOETC), a “Sip & Share” event to encourage faculty discussions around using and creating OER.  Faculty from several local campuses attended and featured speakers included Teri Gallaway (LOUIS), Moustapha Diack (SUNO), and Chad Young (Nicholls).
  • In Spring 2018 the Library and The Center for Teaching Innovation collaborated on a program to offer Course Affordability Transformation awards.  Four faculty were awarded $750 each for their efforts to reduce the cost of materials in their courses.  The transformed courses will be taught in Summer and Fall 2018, and are expected to save students approximately $11,800.

Contact Information

Jeanne Pavy
Scholarly Communication Librarian
University of New Orleans
Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA  70148