OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Wednesday, October 11 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Through the Valley of the Shadow of Creative Commons: Converting a Composition II Class to OER (Faculty & Librarian Collaboration)

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Austin Community College (ACC) is the lead college in a Texas Consortium, a recipient of the Achieving the Dream OER Degree Initiative Grant. Faculty are involved in developing and reviewing courses to create an OER degree pathway in General Studies.

One of the courses in the degree pathway is Composition II. Composition II at ACC focuses on critical thinking skills through analyzing short stories and writing compositions. There are many, many short stories in the public domain. The main objective was finding stories that meet the course learning outcomes and the OER grant guidelines. Handouts and other instruction were necessary to develop to support analysis skills and replace textbook instruction.

Adjunct Professor Tina Buck and Head Librarian Carrie Gits worked together to create materials to meet the objective of both the Comp II curriculum and the OER AtD Grant guidelines.

The presenters will share their tips on the process and collaboration. Final comments from students who participated in two OER sections of the pilot class will also be shared.

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Carrie Gits

Head Librarian, Austin Community College
Head Librarian, Highland Campus Library at Austin Community College. Library Services OER Team Leader.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT