This rubric was developed by Center for Open Education. The Open Education Network is based in the Center for Open Education in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.
How Do I Adopt Open Textbooks?
Provide your students an alternative to expensive textbooks by following these steps:
Check with your department or program to see if there are others who already use OER or to see if others are interested in working with you to find or create an OER..
Search for some appropriate textbooks for your course and begin reviewing and evaluating each one.based on the content and whether it suits your learning objectives, teaching style, and your students. See the box that outlines evaluation criteria for some tools to help you evaluate OER.
Decide if you want to use the textbook as is, edit, or modify the contents.
Check to see if LCC has a current or upcoming Award Program that you could apply for.
In the end, you will let your Lead Support person know that you will use OER and where that OER is available. You will distribute the OER to your students by uploading into D2L. You can select the best format to distribute to your class such as online, or downloadable PDF.
This book covers general personality theory, with an emphasis on cultural aspects affecting personality development. There is also a section focusing on making positive choices in the development of one's personality from a number of different cultural/philosophical perspectives.
This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of thetextbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enablethem to identify and evaluate arguments. The book is intended for an introductory course that covers both formal and informal logic. As such, it is nota formal logic textbook, but is closer to what one would find marketed as a “critical thinking textbook.”