Open Educational Resources (OER): OER at CSCC

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

CSCC Hub

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  

 

OER News at CSCC

Open Texts @ Columbus State Faculty Video

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)

 

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