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


What qualifies as OER?

- OER can either exist in the public domain, or be licensed for reuse under a more lax intellectual property license, such as a Creative Commons license.

- 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.


How much does it 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: $186k

Please visit our library link that provides more in depth links and FAQ’s

Fall 2020 Courses:

  • ART 101
  • ART 105
  • ART 115
  • ART 116
  • ART 117
  • ART 120
  • ART 121
  • ART 125
  • BCS 165*
  • BCS 200*
  • BCS 205*
  • CAC 101
  • EDU 225
  • EDU 270
  • ENG 101*
  • ENG 102
  • GRY 101
  • HST 120*
  • HUM 102
  • OTC 101
  • PHY 110*
  • PHY 115*
  • PSY 110*
  • RDG 100
  • SOC 101*
  • *Specific sections only

    Is OpenOTC compliant to copyright permission?

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