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Who are we?

The Open & Affordable Education Committee (OAEC) at Iowa State University supports course material affordability through the promotion of open educational resources (OER), Immediate Access materials, and other open and affordable resources available for college-level courses. 

Our major partners include the ISU Book Store, University Library,  Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT), and Student Government.

You can learn more about the OAEC's initiatives and partners on our About Us page.  

Recent News

February 8, 2021

A 2019 Miller Open Education Mini-Grant recipient, John Haughery has just published a journal article in the Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (JTMAE) about his adaptation and use of OER in the course TSM 363 at Iowa State.

January 26, 2021

Interested in adopting free Open Educational Resources (OER) in your classes? The University Library is offering virtual consultations to help faculty locate open educational resources (OER) for fall 2021 and spring 2022 courses. Use the OER Consultation Request Form located on the ISU OER website to get started! After you complete the form, the University Library’s Scholarly Communication Librarian, Abbey Elder, will review your request and begin identifying course materials that might meet your needs.

November 16, 2020

The 2020 Open Education Global Conference is taking place virtually this year. With that new format comes some new complications. Namely, how to run a conference across various extremely different time zones. The answer: upload the presentations on YouTube so everyone can watch and participate, even if they can't attend all the talks live!