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Implementing OER in the Z-Degree Program at Tidewater Community College, Virginia, USA

TitleImplementing OER in the Z-Degree Program at Tidewater Community College, Virginia, USA
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGreal, R.
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
Access Year2018
EditionSubmitted on Tue, 2018-01-16 09:03
Access Date2018-01-23
DescriptionTools and Trends
Date Published01/2018
Type of WorkDescription
Keywordscollaboration, course creation, Faculty experience, OER benefits, OER textbooks

Tidewater Community College (TCC), one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System, was founded in 1968 and is the 14th largest public two-year community college in the United States (U.S.).
The main impetus for the Z-Degree initiative is the continually rising cost of textbooks, which often resulted in students not purchasing course resources.
The TCC OER project goals were to improve student success through increased access and affordability, and improve teaching efficiency and effectiveness through the ability to focus, analyze, augment, and evolve course materials directly aligned to course learning outcomes (Tidewater Community College, 2016).

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER at this institution.

More articles can be found at Contact North/Contact Nord: https://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/open-education-resources-oer-applica...


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