Open Educational Resources (OER): OER at CSCC

This Research Guide will assist faculty in learning about and searching for open educational resources (OER).


Open Educational Resources that have been revised, remixed, or created by faculty at CSCC can be accessed through the CSCC Open Texts Hub. New content will be added to this repository as each OER team completes its work.

Open Texts @ Columbus State

Open Texts @ Columbus State offers the opportunity for faculty to have time, library support, and technical support to adopt, adapt, or create open educational resources for their courses. If you are curious about what OER material might already exist for your subject area, please explore the Discover OER by Subject and Discover OER tabs of this guide. Keep in mind that open textbooks and course material can be revised, mixed with other open resources, or updated if they aren't exactly what you need for your course. 

Interested faculty are encouraged to speak with an OER Faculty Fellow or the OER Librarian to find out more about this initiative. In order to participate, the proposed project should significantly reduce or eliminate student textbook cost for the course. Faculty interested in participating in  Cohort 3 of the initiative should submit a proposal to Rachel Dilley by September 30, 2019. Supporting documentation, including the Open Texts @ Columbus State Proposal form, is below.

Open Texts @ Columbus State Contacts
OER Faculty Fellows Library Staff
Lisa Briggs, Business Programs Bruce Massis, Director
Don Bruce, English Department Rachel Dilley, OER Librarian
Jennifer Dragoo, Mathematics Department  
Nicholas Lakostik, English Department  
Amy Popovich, Business Programs  


Kotobee eBook Authoring Platform Template Tutorials

If you are working with DEIS to create an eBook for your OER materials, here are some brief tutorials to help you get started. Ask your instructional designer for the Kotobee template zip package so that you can follow along with the tutorials below.

Kotobee eBook Template Tutorials
Tutorials for Windows Users Tutorials for Mac Users
1 How to Get the E-Book Files (2:05) 1 How to Get the E-Book Files (1:20)
Understanding the Template Files (3:38) 2  Understanding the Template Files (3:32)

3 Setting Up Your Chapter File in Word (1:54)

3 Setting Up Your Chapter File in Word (1:52)
4 Working with Chapter Text (11:57) 4 Working with Chapter Text (7:28)
5 Copying and Pasting Text (5:38) 5 Copying and Pasting Text (5:03)


OER News at CSCC

Open Texts @ Columbus State Faculty Video

OER Workshops

Shared Knowledge Empowers OER Autumn 2019 Workshops All workshops held in Columbus Hall 302 Register in Cornerstone Intro to Open Texts September 5 from 2:00 to 3:00 i September 13 from 10:00 to 11:00 September 19 from 1:00 to 2:00  September 27 from 9:00 to 10:00 OER Crash Course October 11 from 10:00 to noon October 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 November 1 from 1;00 to 3:00 November 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 November 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 OER Enabled Pedagogy October 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 November 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 Fair Use in the Classroom October 3 from2:00 to 3:00 December 6 from 10:00 to 11:00

OER Kickoff Meeting

OER Resources at CSCC

While CSCC offers a series of in-person OER workshops, we also have an online lesson covering U.S. Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons, and open education. If you prefer to see a full screen version, click here.

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