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Open Educational Resources: About OER at IRSC

Find open educational resources (OER) available to lower or eliminate the cost of textbook content for any course at Indian River State College. Find open access materials including alternative textbooks, public domain resources, and creative commons lice

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Open Educational Resources Initiative at IRSC

College librarians can offer expertise in finding and using open educational resources (OER) ethically in your courses. Alexis Carlson was awarded the Gladys Williams Wolf Endowed Teaching Chair in Communications on Monday, April 4, 2016. See the proposal below The endowed chair has made it possible to investigate the uses of OER in courses at IRSC. This LibGuide is an effort to direct faculty to sources of alternative materials which they may adopt to convert a course using free, open sources without sacrificing academically rigorous teaching and learning tools. If you do not see a subject you wish to find, please send an e-mail to request one to Many OER repositories cover multiple subjects. This guide also offers you general research tools and search strategies to find materials.

In an effort to make the use of OER at IRSC more commonplace, please know that faculty may contact any of the librarians to discuss this issue and the availability of discipline specific OER. The Learning Resources department partnered with the Virtual Campus in the implementation of a professional development series on OER in the Institute for Academic Excellence to fulfill some of the endowed teaching chair goals. Concerned faculty should discuss options for incorporating OER with an instructional designer into courses that are Quality Matters certified.

Alexis Carlson

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Alexis Carlson
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia AV, L-131
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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