OpenOTC designates courses participating in offering open resources (OER) to students through materials provided by your instructor.

 

Where to Start with OER

If you are looking for supplemental materials or want to adapt/develop your own courseware: Visit the OTC Library's website

 

OER Events

Missouri A&OER Symposium Events: https://libguides.umsl.edu/MO-OER-Symposium/presentations | REGISTRATION

Open Education Week: https://www.openeducationweek.org/


What Qualifies as OER?

OER can either exist in the public domain or be licensed for reuse under a relaxed intellectual property (IP) license, such as a Creative Commons.

OER can be revised, remixed, added upon, translated, and then shared again to meet different needs.

OER can take many forms: syllabi, lesson plans, videos, software, tests, teaching techniques, group activities, writing prompts, textbooks, learning modules, lecture slides, lab manuals, experiments, simulations, and course designs. There are no platform constraints. They can exist in a digital or print format.

 

What is the cost?

In most cases the materials are provided free of cost or extremely minimal to the student which helps in fulfilling the college's mission to provide an affordable and accessible education to our community.

Total estimated OER savings since Spring 2019: $186,000

 

Is OpenOTC Compliant with DMCA and other Copyright Laws?

Instructors are using materials that are available with different permissions. Please see the Creative Commons page for FAQ’s and refer to your instructor for specific permissions.


Spring 2021 OER Courses

ART

101, 105, 115, 116, 117, 120, 121, 125

BCS

165*, 200*, 205*, 210*

CAC

101

EDU

225, 270

ENG

101*, 102

GRY

101

HST

120*

OTC

101

PHY

110*, 115*, 120*

PSY

110*, 220*

RDG

100

SOC

101*


*Specific sections only