Online Curriculum Support

Online Curriculum Support Home

This page serves as a central hub for online materials that faculty can use to enrich and support their courses. In the left navigation bar you will find links to pages that provide:

  • instructions on how to link to articles and eBooks provided by the Meriam Library
  • free images, audio, and video content for your courses
  • information on copyright and how to get copyright permissions
  • a list of additional resources from the Chico Affordable Learning Solutions program


Open Educational Resource Movement
Have You Heard of MERLOT(opens in new window)? Have you heard of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative? Both are examples of sources of free materials for faculty in the exciting new Open Educational Resource (OER) movement. As described in Wikipedia(opens in new window), "Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed(opens in new window) documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

Affordable Learning Solutions
The CSU has initiated an Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) Campaign in response to the ever increasing costs of textbooks and other expenses for our students. The ALS website(opens in new window) provides links to potential sources of free or low cost resources, including no costs "Open Textbooks."