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Open for UTA Students: Home

UTA CARES is an initiative that strives to make college more affordable for you. We all know that textbooks, online homework systems, and other educational materials are a big drain on your pocket, and we’re trying to change that. Open educational resources (OER) are free educational materials made by experts and realized using licenses that allow them to be freely used and adapted by educators and students, which could save you thousands of dollars over your college career. Get involved to increase the use of these materials at UTA.

Open Education Week 2020

2020 Course Materials Survey

Purchasing textbooks, access codes, and other course materials is a significant expenditure for many university students, and the cost has been increasing dramatically. UTA Libraries and UTA Student Government partnered during Open Education Week 2020 to learn how UTA students are impacted by these costs. Read the recap of the week's activities.

Textbook Hero Nominations

UTA’s Textbook Heroes are educators whose use of open and affordable resources has lowered financial barriers and contributed to more equitable access to education. Know a Textbook Hero? Let us know!

Sticker Shock: Save $$$$ on Course Resources


Stop by the Library Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday (3/2) or Thursday (3/5) to learn about free textbooks and OER. Pick up a laptop sticker or other swag and share your opinion on the Opinion Board.

Katie Gosa, 2017-18 Student Body President and psychology/history double major at UTA, presented on OER at TEDxUTA in April 2018.

Share Via Social

Join the campaign online using #OpenUTA and #OEWeek.

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#OpenUTA is meant to share information about UTA's OER and related open initiatives. Use the hashtag on social media to share your thoughts, read about what other students are experiencing, and discover ways to help further the use of OER at UTA!