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Faculty stipends available for Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption

With the generous support of an Innovation Grant from the NMC Foundation, the OER Team is opening a call for applications for faculty interested in adapting a course they teach to use free and/or openly available course materials in lieu of texts from traditional publishers. Priority will be given to courses that fulfill requirements for… Continue Reading Faculty stipends available for Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption

Five students crowd around a laptop in West Hall.

Best Email Reply Ever

I was surprised to receive an email from a student mid-summer, a full two months before the fall semester began. When I read the subject line, I smiled and felt the tension melt from my shoulders. “Fall 2019 Semester Text Book Question” it said. I smiled because — even before I read the rest of… Continue Reading Best Email Reply Ever

Holy Grail Cup

The Holy Grail

Do you <3 your textbook?  If you don’t, your students probably don’t either.  What would it be like to teach a course with text materials that did exactly what you want them to do? This is the Holy Grail of the OER project.  Yes, the price of textbooks is insane and unfair.  Yes, the publishers have… Continue Reading The Holy Grail


Open Textbook Day at the Library

Open textbooks are free online, cheap to print, and have saved NMC students $481,000 since Fall 2015! Come learn more about the Open Educational Resources movement on Tuesday, March 21, all day in the library. Textbook Petting Zoo: Compare quality and prices of traditional textbooks and their OER counterparts. Student/Faculty Textbook Forum: A discussion between… Continue Reading Open Textbook Day at the Library