Open Education Resources (OER)

According to the Wisconsin Technical College System, “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching materials, such as textbooks, for which copyright restrictions are minimized with an open-copyright license.” The benefit to you as a student is that these online materials are free to use. You do not need access codes and can keep these for an unlimited amount of time, unlike the online textbooks you have rented in the past.

Since the adoption of OER at Gateway, collectively students have seen a significant cost savings of around $800,000! Scroll the list of courses below to see if you can also save money with OER. Please bookmark this page and check back as more resources will be added.

Visit the WTCS System OER web page to learn more.

Available Resources by Course

543-103: Nursing Pharmacology
Nursing Pharmacology,” by Chippewa Valley Technical College

801-136: English Composition I
"ENGL 101: Rhetoric and Composition," edited by Amber Kinonen, Jennifer McCann, Todd McCann and Erica Mead

801-302: Speaking Principles
"Exploring Public Speaking," 4th edition, by Kris Barton and Barbara G. Tucker

804-135: Quantitative Reasoning
"Math in Society," by David Lippman

804-189: Introductory Statistics
"Introductory Statistics," by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, et al.

806-105: Principles of Animal Biology
"Biology," 2nd edition, by Mary Ann Clark, Matthew Douglas and Jung Choi

806-114: General Biology
"Biology," 2nd edition, by Mary Ann Clark, Matthew Douglas and Jung Choi

806-134: General Chemistry
"Atoms First Chemistry," by Paul Flowers, Edward J. Neth, William R. Robinson, Klaus Theopold and Richard Langley, et al.

806-177: General Anatomy and Physiology
"Anatomy and Physiology," by Betts, Young, Wise, Johnson, Poe, Kruse, Korol, Johnson, Womble and DeSaix, et al.

806-179: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
"Anatomy and Physiology," by Betts, Young, Wise, Johnson, Poe, Kruse, Korol, Johnson, Womble and DeSaix, et al.

809-198: Introduction to Psychology
"Psychology," 2nd edition, by Rose M. Spielman, William J. Jenkins and Marilyn D. Lovett, et al.

851-756: Foundations of Writing
"Writing for Success," LibreTexts
Alternate download (requires being logged in to your Gateway email.)