Are you trying to find alternatives to the cost-prohibitive textbook for your course? Are you looking for a new way to present your lecture material? Do you need different examples of effective classroom exercises or student assignments? Are you wondering what other faculty in your field have developed that works?
Welcome to the Seattle Community Colleges Open Access Wiki: http://sccopenaccess.pbworks.com/
“open access” is a term that encapsulates the ongoing movement that uses Web technologies to share, use and contribute educational material for teachers and students. This is already a global movement, with colleges and instructors around the world participating. MIT Open Courseware is one of many examples. The wiki above has links to well-established sites where you can find Open Access content, and learn more about how it works.
OER Power Point Presentation including OER Resource Websites: Beyond the Textbook
Washington State Open Course Library Project
- Access and success in 81 high-enrollment courses will be expanded through lower textbook costs for students, new resources for faculty, and improved course completion rates.
- College faculty and staff will be funded over two years to design 81 courses for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery. For more information, contact Cable Green, SBCTC, at 360-704-4334.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources http://cccoer.wordpress.com/
Community College Open Textbook Project http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
Report on Digital and Open Textbooks, The Student PIRGs, August 2006, "Course Correction: How Digital Textbooks are Off Track and How to Set Them Straight", The report recommends support for "open textbooks" that are offered free online. http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.org/newsroom.asp?id2=44596