OER training #3 breakout activityZero Textbook Cost (ZTC) and Open Educational Resource (OER) Champions recently participated in the Skyline College ISKME Open Educational Resources training series.

Over the course of three workshops, faculty and early adopters:

  • Engaged in hands-on work exploring the what, why, and how of OER
  • Explored courseware improvement tools and developed collaborative workflows to identify, remix, and design resources.
  • Road-mapped strategies for the A. S. Respiratory Care pilot project and refined workflows for individual course implementation and college-wide adoption.

Coordinated by the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) and the OER Team, the OER training series capitalized on the momentum of OpenEd Week and moved the ZTC Grant project forward. Skyline College’s first zero textbook cost (ZTC) degree pathway, A.S. in Respiratory Care, is set to launch fall 2018!

Skyline College recognizes the continued high cost of textbooks as a barrier that impacts student success. Inability to afford textbooks and course materials is an equity issue that can be addressed through OER adoption and ZTC initiatives. The Skyline College community is committed to identifying and supporting textbook affordability options. Through the coordinated efforts of Skyline College Library, Bookstore, and the CTTL, Skyline College will continue to promote OER awareness for students and faculty, provide faculty professional development, and facilitate OER adoption.

Are you ready to get involved with the Skyline College Open Educational Resource and Zero Textbook Cost Movement? Visit our webpage at: http://skylinecollege.edu/oer/ to learn more about where to get started and upcoming professional development opportunities.

Join the Skyline College Group at OER Commons to take advantage of openly shared knowledge, resources, and tools that can be accessed and contributed to by all educators.

Have questions? – Please contact the OER Team at SkylineOER@smccd.edu

Article by Bianca Rowden-Quince and Ame Maloney | Photo by Ame Maloney



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