Curated Course Materials (OER+)

Curated Course materials (OER+) blend open educational resources (OER) and learning technologies together to deliver assignments, quizzes, and learning analytics in Canvas. Using learning technology helps students learn the material while also assisting faculty in adapting to meet their students where they are in the learning process. Faculty can use learning analytics to alter assignments, spend more time in a certain area based on student comprehension, and compare with other courses to learn what curricular design helps students succeed in the course. 

Below are some examples of companies that offer curated course materials that emphasize student success through affordability and accessibility. Curated OER (OER+) are significantly reduced in price, which allow students to engage with essential materials from the start of the term. Price of materials range depending on the type of curated OER (OER+) is selected. For example, some companies offer OER textbooks at no cost for students but there may be a fee associated with the courseware that is paired with the textbook. To learn more about the cost, visit the websites below. 

  • Lumen Learning. Visit their course catalog here.
  • Barnes & Noble OER+. Visit their offerings here.
  • Soomo.Visit their website to explore their course catalog here
  • TopHat. Explore their courses  here

If you have questions or are interested in how this may apply to your course, contact  jordan.rogers@unt.edu or call 940-369-6173.

If you select curated course materials (OER+), it is important to contact the on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore manager, Carolyn Hunton, to communicate your selection in order for products to be ordered (if applicable) and made available to students.