Pedagogy Wednesday - April 25th 2018
“Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Degrees and Open Educational Resources (OER)”
Dr. Michelle Ronda (Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and former MMC’er) presents her discussion of ZTC, OER and the unexpected benefits to faculty who pursue development of courses with open access materials.
Writes Michelle, “Since 2015, BMCC has committed to developing open educational resources for courses—materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license—to ameliorate the $1200 a year average that students typically spend on textbooks. Our OER and Zero Textbook Cost degree plans have saved students about $1 million.”