North Carolina, like many states, is moving towards making Open Educational Resources a valid alternative to traditional publisher-controlled teaching resources.
Today’s blog post will acquaint you with some of the things NC has been doing with OER and hopefully get you thinking about how you might use them to customize your course content (and make life simpler for students!).
Check it out!
Let me insert a shameless plug for Durham Tech’s OER Team – a place for collaboration, learning, and sharing through Microsoft Teams! Come help build our community and have access to the Best Minds on Campus for all things OER.
OpenNCCC is a library of open educational resources that promotes exploration, creation, and collaboration with the goal of enriching teaching and learning in North Carolina and around the world. Their collections include college courses, open textbooks, interactive simulations, and adaptations of existing open work. There are opportunities for communication and collaboration available!
OENC partners with the UNC System, NC Independent Colleges & Universities, and NC Community Colleges to offer open education workshops across the state and to provide adoption grants to faculty and instructors who choose to adopt an open textbook.
Some links to NC university OER resources:
For K-12, GoOpenNC is the North Carolina, K-12, open education resources initiative. GoOpenNC is also the name of the platform where NC educators can search for, curate, and create openly-licensed, educational resources that are aligned to NC standards. GoOpenNC is an initiative by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The GoOpenNC site provides information and resources related to the NC OER initiative and the GoOpenNC platform. Please visit the site to learn more about OER content, GoOpenNC and joining the community!