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Michigan Community College Librarians OER: Welcome!

Resources for Michigan Community College Librarians providing information, training, and support for faculty adoption of open educational resources.

MI-ALA 2017 Slides and Handouts

OER and Librarians

An Open Education Reader

An Open Education Reader: A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for a graduate course at Brigham Young University, and edited by David Wiley.


"OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
        - definition from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Creative Commons License
Free the Textbook Owl by Corrina Ulrich is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and is freely available to copy, alter, and share.

Flow Chart for Faculty

Save the Date!

Michigan Colleges Online is sponsoring an OER Summit at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.  Faculty, staff, and administrators from Michigan Community Colleges will be discussing how we can use open educational resources to improve teaching and learning.  More info coming soon!

MCO Open Educational Resources Librarians

Members of the Michigan Colleges Online OER Librarian committee are

  • Theresa Biegun (Macomb) 
  • Shawn Curtin (Bay)
  • Regina Gong (Lansing)
  • Sandy McCarthy (Washtenaw )
  • Patrick McNally (Wayne)
  • Deb Shumaker (Kirtland)
  • Jill Sodt (Mott)
  • Tina Ulrich (Northwestern) 
  • Angie Yip (Wayne)

License and acknowledgements

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Tina Ulrich and Joelle Hannert is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.