$500 Stipend for Adopting Open Education Resources for Your Class
OCC FT Faculty! Save money for your students by adopting free, openly-licensed digital and print text resources for your class. Earn a $500 one-time stipend for making this transition. OER Consultant Tina Ulrich presented a Zoom workshop on Thursday, September 17, 2020. If you would like a recording of the presentation or more information, contact Judy Matteson or Ann Walaskay.
Faculty grant opportunities are open now for 2021!
Save the Date! August 11-12, 2021 for the 2021 Michigan OER Summit. It will be offered virtually and FREE! You are invited to join open education advocates and supporters for a day of networking, sharing and learning about the uses of open educational resources at their Michigan institutions. Details forthcoming.
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. They include a multitude of formats, including textbooks, full courses, modules, videos, labs, assignments, and assessments. (Source: EDUCAUSE)
OER are licensed in such a way that enables adopters to utilize the 5 Rs:
Creative Commons licenses are often applied to OER to license these rights to adopters.
Michigan Colleges Online sponsored OER Faculty Conversations
These conversations feature faculty who are currently using an open textbook or other free or low-cost materials in their courses. Open to all faculty from community colleges and four-year institutions who want to learn more about OER from their peers or are currently using OER and want to share their experience.
1/8/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Philosophy
1/15/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Sociology
1/22/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Public Speaking
1/29/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Composition
2/5/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Welding/Trades
2/12/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Math Homework
2/19/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Biology
2/26/21 OER Faculty Conversations - Developmental English
3129 students saved $295,287 by using low or no-cost course materials at OCC in 2020 and Winter 2021.
Students: Check the Raider Store website information “Buying Textbooks” for notes to find out if your instructor is providing your course materials at low cost or free! Thank your instructor if they are giving you this opportunity to save money!
Oakland Community College Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources by OCC Librarians is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://nmc.libguides.com/oer/home and https://libguides.lcc.edu/oer/overview.