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Xavier University of Louisiana for Education (XULA4ed) provides a free and open digital library to improve college affordability for students with free etextbooks and educational resources. Having free and immediate access to instructional resources will enable more students to enroll and succeed in more courses as they progress toward graduation in a timelier manner.

Learn more about this project.

Dr. Thomas Huckaba

Spotlight on Dr. Elizabeth Manley

We are pleased to award Xavier's first ever OER faculty mini-grant of $1000 to Dr. Elizabeth Manley for her OER Course Redevelopment. The course is Teaching Human Rights, Practicing Human Rights. Dr. Manley will present her OER redesign to the Xavier faculty later this spring and share the OER materials publicly. Congratulations!

Dr. Thomas Huckaba

Spotlight on Dr. Thomas Huckaba

Associate Professor, Biology
Xavier University of Louisiana

Dr. Huckaba is currently co-authoring an open-source introductory Biology series. Notice that it is not merely an "e-text" where students are asked to read pages 16-32 online instead of in a hard copy book. No, he and his team are making sure the students engage with the concepts and material from the beginning through projects and problems posed to them. This multi-media learning also features expert lectures, references and resources from women and minority scholars to ensure maximum inclusivity. Dr. Huckaba hopes to have the series ready next year sometime. We'll be checking back with you in 2019 Dr. Huckaba! For more information, email thuckaba@xula.edu.

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OER RESOURCES

Explore the XULA Library Services:

Browse the collection of OER resources for ideas and helpful resources when planning and designing your workshops, flyers, etc.

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NEWS & EVENTS


New Orleans celebrates OER WEEK early Due to the Mardi Gras holidays OER events happened in February this year. Xavier's contributions to the city-wide efforts:

OER Advocacy Workshop
February 26, 2019

Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education and Mo Nyamweya Coordinator of Open Education

Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education(left) and Mo Nyamweya (right), Coordinator of Open Education from SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Open Textbook Library at Xavier
February 21, 2019

Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education and Mo Nyamweya Coordinator of Open Education

Emily Frank from LOUIS, the Louisiana academic library consortium, presented on the benefits of open textbooks.


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