The article below shares some exciting information about open educational resources (OER’s). These sources, which some teachers use instead of requiring students to purchase textbooks, are free for students and can be edited/adapted by instructors to meet the needs of their courses. The article uses Michigan’s Lansing Community College as an example; within a few years, what started as five faculty members incorporating OER’s turned into seventy-five faculty, saving students an estimated $1.6 million.
Two Independent Learning courses, German for Reading Knowledge and Legendary Performers use open educational resources (links are included below).
A Foundation Course in Reading German
Learn the Legends