OER at CLC...this could be you!
Of course, if you have any questions about using OER, the TLETC is here to help! But we have a growing number of existing OER courses at CLC too, and there are various other faculty members you can speak with about their experiences. Some have searched for and found OER textbooks that they've been able to use as is in their classes, and some have developed materials from scratch. Some have remixed elements from various OER sources. Some have developed videos and used online media in place of textbooks.
So, what do we have?? Here's a list of exisiting OER (meaning free, open, creative commons licensed materials) courses at CLC as of Spring 2017!
ENG 108--Strategic Reading/Writing (developed by Katie Dublis and Kelly Black, all ENG 108 sections are using)
ESC 121L--Physical Geology (developed from scratch by Ryan Cumpston, he doesn't use a textbook at all. Instead, he's created various self-paced online modules and videos).
HST 221--US History to 1876
HST 222--US History 1876-Present (Greg Gordon received a Foundation grant for both HST 221/222 to use and modify an existing text from OpenStax).
MTH 142--General Educational Statistics (This is a new course offered by Natalia Casper and Mark Beintema starting Fall 2017. It will use the same text as MTH 222, but not all the chapters).
MTH 222--Business Statistics (Natalia Casper and Mark Beintema received a grant to modify existing OER material)
MTH 244--Discrete Mathematics (Mark Beintema was able to find an open textbook that was developed by others to use as is!) http://discretetext.oscarlevin.com/home.php
PDS 120--Becoming a Successful Student (Vickie Goode received a Foundation grant to use both existing OER sources and her own content and develop a series of online modules)
PSC 121--American National Politics (Tim Murphy was able to find an open textbook that was developed by others to use as is!)
PSY 121--Intro to Psychology (This is one of our groundbreaking innovative OER texts at CLC. Martha Lally and Sue Valentine-French received release time to remix and create a psychology textbook using a combination of existing sources and their own material. This OER text is used by most if not all sections of PSY 121).
PSY 220--Lifespan (With much success and appreciation from students, Sue and Martha developed this OER textbook from scratch).
PSY 240--Brain and Behavior (Martha Lally is using an OER text for this class for the first time this semester).
SOC 121--Intro to Sociology (John Tenuto has been using a free OpenStax textbook for his Sociology class for many years).
SOC 222--Social Problems (Tenuto uses a combination of OpenStax material and other free non-OER text for this class).