Achieving the Dream recently announced an initiative supporting the development of new degree programs using OER at 38 community colleges across the country. According to ATD, the “effort is intended to spark more rapid adoption of OER within higher education, beginning with community colleges.” At the completion of the initiative all OER courses will be available to non-participating institutions. Learn more about this initiative here.
Projects such as the ATD OER Degree Initiative are supporting the development of OER in many subject areas. Since there is no single place online to find OER, the Leeward Library maintains a guide to help faculty get started. Our OER LibGuide is available here.
Finally, the EMC and Library maintain the OER @ Leeward website where you can learn more about Leeward’s efforts to encourage and support faculty in using OER. You’ll find a lot of useful information here but please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.