Open Educational Resources

In June 2016, the Achieving the Dream organization awarded ACC and seven other Texas colleges a grant to develop degree programs that can be completed using open educational resources (OER) instead of proprietary textbooks. The goal was to save students money and improve success rates by providing open, online course materials that are free or available at minimal cost.

The consortium developed materials for courses for the associate of arts and associate of science degrees in general studies. ACC also developed resources for two government courses, two physics courses, one math course, three biology courses, and a student success course.

By taking courses using only open educational resources, ACC estimates students could save up to $4,000 by the time they graduate.

Faculty: Learn about incorporating open resources and materials.

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