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Michigan Community College Librarians OER: Examples

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

Open Educational Resources Can Be . . . . .

OpenStax

OpenStax in a nonprofit begun by Rice University and supported by several major foundations.  They offer open textbooks which are written and reviewed by faculty.  These books are available free online and in print from Amazon for $25 to $50.  Many of them include the "extras" that traditional textbook publishers offer such as test banks and slides.  Adopting an OpenStax textbook is the easiest way to make the transition to OER.

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Introduction to Business - Lumen Learning

Introduction to Business from Lumen Learning, developed in conjunction with Linda Williams, Tidewater Community College

This is just one example of an open textbook for business.  The list of repositories on the Resources tab of this guide is a good place to start an OER search for a particular course.

This is just one example of an open textbook for Computer Information Technology.  The list of repositories on the Resources tab of this guide is a good place to start an OER search for a particular course.

Effectiveness in Writing From American Public Universities Effectiveness in Writing by Helen Beth Driver, Natascha Gast, and Susan Lowman-Thomas, available from DigitalCommons@APUS

This is just one example of an open textbook for English Composition.  The list of repositories on the Resources tab of this guide is a good place to start an OER search for a particular course.

Fundamentals of MathematicsFundamentals of Mathematics, by Denny Burzynski, Wade Ellis, et al, and made available through OpenStax CNX.

This is just one example of an open textbook for Math.  The list of repositories on the Resources tab of this guide is a good place to start an OER search for a particular course.

Concepts of Biology (OpenStax)Concepts of Biology by OpenStax (see above for more details about why OpenStax is so great)

This is just one example of an open textbook for Science.  The list of repositories on the Resources tab of this guide is a good place to start an OER search for a particular course.

This is just one example of an open textbook for Social Science.  The list of repositories on the Resources tab of this guide is a good place to start an OER search for a particular course.

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