Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that reside in the public domain, or have been created under an open license that permits instructors to use or re-purpose them. In the spirit of OER, these materials and the content made using these materials are also shared back out for others to make use of. What this means is that OER allow instructors to develop courses (face-to-face or online) that do not require students to pay for additional materials, like textbooks or access codes.
Relatedly, "no-cost" materials accomplish the same goal but may not technically be open by definition. An example of this would be a course that makes use of resources from the College's library databases. These are are at no additional cost to students, as the College already pays for a subscription to these resources.
OER @ RCSJ
An OER Working Group has been formed to help the College work towards its goal of providing OER materials in as many courses as possible. If you're interested in joining the working group, if the idea of using OER in your course sounds appealing to you, or if you have questions about the process, please feel free to reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To view information about OER that has been complied by RCSJ's Research Librarians, you can visit their Open Access LibGuide. The LibGuide has links to specific OER textbooks, as well as links to search engines that can aid you in your own search for OER materials.
Courses that have at least one section using OER or no-cost materials:
- CGA 103 - all sections
- CGA 115 - all sections
- CGA 118 - all sections
- CGA 120 - all sections
- CGA 130 - all sections
- CGA 212 - all sections
- CGA 215 - all sections
- CGA 217 - all sections
- CGA 218 - all sections
- CGA 219 - all sections
- ENG 101 - sections taught by A. Vinci, C. Herz, and B. Beecroft
- MUS 101 - sections taught by N. Pavlovsky
- PSY 101 - sections taught by B. Magjuka
(Should your course be listed? Let us know by emailing email@example.com)