If you are thinking about Open Educational Resources (OER) and missed International Open Education Week (OE Week) – during Spring Break – we’ve got you covered. OE Week is when colleges and universities worldwide celebrate Open Educational Resources by actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education.
GRCC is a proven leader in the adoption and integration of OER. With GRCC’s latest data showing 5,062 students benefiting and 199 sessions using OER, we reduced student cost by $628,700 in Fall 2020. Yes, we are excited about what we have been able to save students, but we can do so much more if other faculty adopt OER.
Check out the Center for Teaching Excellence list of GRCC courses using OER, and contact Lauren Woolsey (laurenwoolsey @ grcc.edu)who is leading GRCC’s OER Initiative if you have questions. Our OER Subject Guide can help – and your liaison librarian will help you search for quality OER if you are interested. Whether you are curious to learn more about OER, or want to know what other colleges and universities are doing, check out the recorded sessions from this year’s OE Week:
Have an APA citing question? Need a list of professional journals in your field? Can’t find a college-level article that explains the PRO-CONS of a topic? Need an eBook on <name your topic>? Wondering if an internet website is legit? Need to narrow a research topic to articles published in peer-reviewed journals?
We will help answer all of those questions – and yours, too. Contact a GRCC librarian via:
If you lost access to a textbook due to our recent campus shift to online learning, VitalSource may be for you. You can access many (not all) etextbooks from participating publishers, available through May 25, 2020.
Go to VitalSource and click to [Create a VitalSource Account] if you haven’t already got one. You may select up to 7 titles. Be sure to create your account using your GRCC email address.
Textbook publishers coming together and opening up free access to their content is unprecedented and heartwarming!