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What is BLEU4ed?

This Digital Learning gateway is the result of a partnership between Dillard University and the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) organization. It represents Dillard University’s commitment to student success by providing affordable educational alternatives to traditional textbooks as well as quality digital learning materials for 21st century curriculum development for all delivery types: traditional, blended, hybrid, and online. BLEU4ed represents DU’s investment in our staff by providing open educational resources that promote 21st century career and technical skills attainment and updating, stackable credentials and lifelong learning.

Here you'll find a wealth of open educational resources (OER) for students, faculty, and staff in one convenient location.
Learn more about how and why we're doing this.

The BLEU4ed site helps promote DU success by…

  • locating free and low cost quality digital learning materials online, on demand;
  • lowering the cost of attending college for all DU College students;
  • offering free or low cost digital learning materials available to all students on Day 1 of the semester;
  • improving student learning experiences by offering rich educational materials on demand;
  • organizing course learning materials quickly and easily using digital file storage solutions;
  • reviewing the great work that DU BLEU4ed faculty champions and partner institutions are doing through the Faculty and Course Showcase;
  • sharing best practices related to digital pedagogy and free and low cost learning materials with faculty around the world; and
  • promoting the success of all DU stakeholders by improving access to career and technical skills in the Skills Commons; and
  • bolstering DU’s capacity to help DU stakeholders acquire stackable credentials.

ADD Free eTextbooks You're Using or Created Into MERLOT

Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!


First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).

Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).


Enter key words below to search the SkillsCommons library for Free Workforce Development OER


Enter key words below to search the MERLOT library for Free eTextbooks

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Enter the ISBN of a book below to find related FREE eTextbooks.