OhioLINK, as one of the partners of the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative, is thrilled to announce that the first grouping of OER resources are available for faculty to consider adopting as freely available textbook replacements to reduce the cost of college education for Ohio students.
Funded by a $1.3 million Innovation Grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and led by North Central State College, the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative partners have been working for a year to select, create and organize content OER content for 22 college courses. Content and review teams comprised of faculty and librarians from institutions all over Ohio are working in three cohorts. Cohort One is completing their work and the first courses are available on OhioLINK's Open Course Content Library site, hosted by OER Commons.
Materials for the last two courses in the first grouping should be available in early spring of 2019 on the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative main course content site:
To date, 62 faculty members and librarians from 27 different Ohio colleges and universities, public and private, have participated in the effort to lower costs for students in Ohio.
For more information about the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative and the grant, click here. For more information about OhioLINK's Affordable Learning initiatives, click here.