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Open Education Resource Course Initiative at Carl Sandburg College (started Fall 2014)

Please note that original numbers reported through Spring 2016 included reduced cost textbooks (including FlatWorld Knowledge that began as free and reported as OER that are now charging).  Newest data will not reflect anything other than truly OER courses and cost savings.  Courses using FlatWorld and other low-cost alternatives are no longer included in the data.


Faculty OERCI blog (documenting experiences of teaching with open education resources)

LTI (Learning Technology Integration) Tools for Moodle

Add resources directly into your course from Atomic Learning, OneSearch: Curriculum Builder (library databases), USA Today, TED Ed, eduCreations, NY Times, Brainfuse,  and more!  Instructions can be found in the TechConnect 2015 Workshop Notebook under the Tuesday sessions.


Faculty Testimonies

Dave Kellogg-going textbook free

Lara Roemer - going textbook free

James Hutchings - going textbook free

Lara Roemer - student feedback

Lara Roemer - flipped classrooms and OER

John White-going textbook free


Dr. Cable Green resources


OERCI Resources (all links current as of 12/2015)

Open Simulations


Other Community Colleges with Open Education Resource Initiatives

Open Education in the Future of America's Community Colleges-Michael W. Carroll (ppt)

First national study on open education resource adoption