NoLo Courses

NoLo = No or Low Cost Courses

Coming in 2021, in UAF course schedule descriptions, courses tagged as “NoLo” contain textbooks and materials that are no cost or low cost, and will not exceed $40.

NoLo materials are not necessarily OER – but OER are a great resource to start with when trying to reduce costs for students to get your course to a NoLo status.

Equipment (such as physical lab materials and art supplies) and fees (such as for labs, technology, and test proctoring) are currently excluded from the NoLo cost cap.

NoLo Graphic with text NoLo ...a course where required materials are no or low cost and less than $40.* *Equipment (such as physical lab materials and art supplies) and fees (such as for labs, technology, and test proctoring) are currently excluded from the NoLo cost cap. REDUCING COSTS FOR STUDENTS Why should we focus on this right now? Tuition and textbook costs have skyrocketed the last ten years and some students can’t afford to purchase expensive required materials —so they don’t. This can negatively affect their succeess in class. Offering NoLo courses with minimal materials cost can increase equitable learning opportunities for all students. OERs can be useful for you when designing NoLo courses. OER - OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES ...learning materials with copyright status that specifically allows for Reuse, Remix, Revision, Retaining, & Redistribution.* OERs CAN BE MANY THINGS any type of media textbooks whole courses work in the public domain Creative Commons licensed *Not all free-to-use materials are OER