Albertsons Library isn’t just the home of an extensive research collection, it also provides access to a whole host of different materials that both enrich and support teaching and learning at Boise State University.
Open Educational Resources
Textbooks can be expensive, right? What if you could access your course materials without paying any additional fees?
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are published under an open license (most frequently a Creative Commons license), freely available, and modifiable. These learning materials come in all shapes and sizes, from textbooks to videos to websites. OERs enhance flexibility and access for faculty and students, lower barriers to the cost of education, and promote lifelong learning.
A donation to Albertsons Library and OER at Boise State University will support incentives for faculty in the creation and publication of new OER, and adoption or adaptation of pre-existing OER.
Among the resources available is the MakerLab, where people go to design and build, well, nearly whatever they want. From scanners and 3D printers to textile tools and virtual reality technology, the MakerLab contains all the equipment one might need — and the classes, tutorials, and workshops to use it. Support MakerLab to buy and improve equipment and make the service available to more people.