The Cougars Affordable Learning Materials Project (CALM) is part of the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative started in 2010. CALM aims to aid faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternatives by using high-quality, open education
The California OER (Open Education Resources) Council was formed to create, review, disseminate, and publicize free- or low-cost open access textbooks, on behalf of the Intersegmental Council of Academic Senates (ICAS). The California OER Council now aims to support CCC and CSU proposals for AB 798 funding. On this website, you can find more information about the CA OER Council, the California Open Educational Resources Council's progress reports, and resources for OERs and AB 798.
On this page, you can find information about the past, present, and future of AB 798 including Background Resources; a Timeline of the evaluation, funding, and reporting; Required Reporting Information, and more.
Creative Commons Licenses
Many of the low- to zero-cost works that you have located will use a Creative Commons License, but what does that mean?
Learn how Creative Commons Licenses allow for an increase in the amount of openly licensed creativity in “the commons” and how they allow works to be available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing.
Take a look at this page and it's linked resources for definitions to help you with understanding and defining OER.
*ICAS is a group of Academic Senate leaders from each of the three segments of public higher education in California: CCC, CSU, and UC. It meets jointly to address matters of academic importance to all three segments.