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MCO Open Educational Resources Initiative

The MCO OER Repository Project provides a space and process for faculty and staff at Michigan Community Colleges to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute Open Educational Resources. 

MCO OER Steering Committee:  The project is guided by the MCO Repository Project Steering Committee.  The committee will assist with selection of the platform for hosting open educational resources; selection of projects at the colleges to be funded; creation of policies/procedures; and training and marketing of the opportunities available at the MCO Repository.  Members of the steering committee include faculty, librarians, distance education administrators, chief academic officers and other staff from the MCO member institutions.


2018 MI OER SUMMIT

A gathering of OPEN enthusiasts and those who are interested and eager to learn, network and advocate.

MCO is pleased to announce that St. Clair County Community College will be hosting the 2018 MI OER Summit on September 21, 2018.

 

2017 MI OER Summit

2017 MI OER Summit was held on September 22, 2017 and hosted by Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, MI).  Links to presentations can be found here.


MCO OER Repository Training Archive


MCO OER Repository Usage


MCO OER Faculty Grants

Michigan Colleges Online completed a grant proposal review focused on high-impact and collaborative projects that support the use of open educational resources (OER) to increase student retention and student success and reduce instructional costs for students. There are three types of grants awarded: Adoption of an open textbook; Adaption (remix/reuse) of an existing open textbook; and Development of ancillary resources or complete open textbook not already available.

Twelve grants were awarded to a total of 26 faculty representing six colleges and one ISD collaborator.  Click here for a review of the successful grants.


Student Savings

Each semester, colleges will report the level of OER usage on their campus.  Please use this template to report the number of courses using open textbooks for the semester. Click on the link below to see reports for that semester.


MCO OER Wiki - This wiki is a place for Michigan community college staff and faculty to share documents, including policies, processes and projects related to their use of open educational resources on campus.


Michigan Community College Librarians LibGuide - Resources for Michigan Community College Librarians providing information, training, and support for faculty adoption of open educational resources.


OER Directory - annotated listing of OER repositories


OER Research - Research and articles related to the benefits of OER usage



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