BEP 092: Basic Education Mathematics
"Knowing the daily challenges faced by our students, we were looking for a way to help ease the financial burden and support them in the completion of their education. OER is the perfect vehicle to help us in our endeavor to give them this badly needed support."
“I use OER so students do not have to spend $100s on textbooks....but really, for me it is linking the course to free educational materials the students can also use when they graduate...such as links to museums, zoos, places, plus educational games etc, in addition to all the free online courses from great universities, and I can show lectures from scholars who are the top in their field. Teaching and learning is changing.”
ENG 101: Composition I & ENG 251: Film and Literature
I chose to use OER textbooks because it's important for students to save money, and because I like being able to adapt the learning materials to the way I'm teaching my course.
LIB 100: Essential Research for College Success
"Providing students with free and easy access to information and knowledge is the core of public education. The OER movement does exactly this, by giving students the same quality materials as traditionally published textbooks while them saving money."
AST 101: Solar System Astronomy & AST 102: Stellar & Galactic
Most of the textbooks in Astronomy approach or exceed $200. That to me is ridiculous as it becomes an unnecessary financial burden for my students. I am happy to use OER in the classroom and, as a department chairperson, I encourage my faculty to do the same.
MUS104: Introduction to Music Literature