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Open Educational Resources for educators free to use

Washtenaw Community College

OER Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

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Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER Open Educator Cohort 2019

Become an Open Educator!
Join the 20 by 2020 OER Cohort.

Cohort participants will attend three hands-on sessions in a collaborative environment to support the goal of completing and using an OER textbook.  MTA faculty are strongly encouraged to participate. Register below. 


WINTER 2019:

Session One: Friday, February 1  9:00 -10:30 a.m., GM 118
Hands-on project planning, explore options to match pedago
gical needs.

Session Two: Friday, March 22  9:00-10:30 a.m., GM 118
Report progress, troubleshoot problems, create maintenance plan.

Session Three: Friday, May 10  9:00-10:30 a.m., GM 118
Techniques for completion and final problem solving

OER at Washtenaw Community College Savings

Savings for Fall 2018
Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 F18 26 624 $273.28 $170,527
BIO 109/111 F18 18 432 $62.60 lab manual $27,043.20
BIO 161/162 F18 3 72 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 F18 7 168 $249.65 $41,941
BMG 111 F18 10 300 $225.85 $67,755
BMG 140 F18 14 420 $92.85 $38,997
BMG 207 F18 9 270 $80.00 $21,600
CEM 111/122 F18 12 288 $178.55 $51,422.40
CJT 209 F18 2 60 $175.00 $10,500
COM 101 F18 34 816 $64.30 $52,469
COM 102 F18 15 375 $188.00 $70,500
COM 142 F18 not offered      
COM 225 F18 3 90 24.95 $2,246
CPS 161 F18 5 120 $100.00 $12,000
CPS 171 F18 4 96 $90.00 $8,640
ENG 050/051 F18 8 176 $85.00 $14,960
ENG 090/091 F18 44 968 $91.65 $88,717.20
ENG 226 F18 36 720 $84.55 $60,876
GLG 114 F18 4 96 $269 bk    $122 lab $25,824 bk $11,712 lab
GRM 111 F18 1 24 $234 $5616
GRM 122 F18 1 24 $234 $5616
MTH 067 F18 3 22 $142.82 $9426.12
MTH 097 F18     $153.10  
MTH 191/192 F18 3 90 $150 $13,500

Savings for Spring / Summer 2018

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101 S18 10 240 $273.28 $65,587
BIO 109/111 S18 6 144 $626.60 lab manual $90,230
BIO 161/162 S18   Not offered this term    
BIO 237 S18 5 120 $249.65 $29,958
BMG 111 S18 6 180 $225.85 $40,653
CEM 111/122 S18 7 168 $178.55 $29,996.40
CJT 209 S18 1 30 $99 $2,790
COM 101 S18 20 500 $64.30 $32,150
COM 102 S18 6 150 $188.00 $28,200
COM 142 S18   Not offered this semester    
COM 225 S18 1 30 $24.95 $748.50
ENG 214 S18 1 30 $85.00 $2,550
ENG 226 S18 22 440 $84.55 $37,202
GLG 114 S18 2 48 $269 bk    $122 lab $12,912 bk $5,856 lab
MTH 097 S18   No sections using OER    
NUR 115 S18 4 120 $271.80 $32,616

Savings for Winter 2018

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 W18 27 648 $273.28 $177,086
BIO 109/111 W18 17 408 $626.60 lab manual $255,653
BIO 161/162 W18 3 72 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 W18 7 168 $249.65 $41,941
BMG 111 W18 11 330 $225.85 $74,531
CEM 111/122 W18 14 336 $178.55 $59,993
COM 101 W18 33 825 $64.30 $53,048
COM 102 W18 13 325 $188.00 $61,100
COM 142 W18 1 25 $97.00 $2,425
COM 225 W18 3 90 $24.95 $2,205
ENG 214 W18 1 30 $85.00 $2,550
ENG 226 W18 49 980 $84.55 $82,859
GLG 114 W18 3 72 $269 bk    $122 lab $19,368 bk $8,784 lab
MTH 097 W18 2 60 $153.10 $9,186
MUS 140/142 W18 6 150 $55.70 $8,355
MUS 180 W18   Not offered this term    
NUR 115 W18 5 150 $271.80 $40,770
Savings for Fall 2017
Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 F17 30 720 $273.28 $196,762
BIO 109/111 F17 17 408 $626.60 lab manual $255,653
BIO 161/162 F17 3 72 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 F17 8 192 $249.65 $47,933
BMG 111 F17 8 240 $225.85 $54,204
CEM 111/122 F17 12 288 $178.55 $51,422.40
COM 101 F17 36 900 $64.30 $57,870
COM 102 F17 15 375 $188.00 $70,500
COM 142 F17 1 25 $97.00 $2,425
COM 225 F17 2 30 24.95 $1,497
ENG 226 F17 37 740 $84.55 $62,547.00
GLG 114 F17 1 24 $269 bk    $122 lab $6,456 bk $2,928 lab
MTH 097 F17 2 60 $153.10 $9,186
NUR 115 F17 3 72 $271.80 $19,570.00