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Open Educational Resources at LCC: OER Awards Program
Learn how to find and use OER materials in teaching and learning.
Program Update: Starting with Fall 2022 applications, there are new award categories, descriptions, and compensation plans and departments will be responsible for compensation for OER work.
Deadlines:Faculty will submit their application for OER work to their department and should check with their department about deadlines for submitting the application. OER work will be approved in the fall or early spring semester, and OER work will begin during the following academic year.
Full-time faculty, in consultation with their supervisors, will have a choice of all or part of a 32-day plan, overload pay at their meeting rate, reassigned time, or a sabbatical project.
Adjunct faculty will be paid as defined in each award category.
The MI ExplOER certification is an online progression of learning modules that cover copyright and Creative Commons licensing; finding, evaluating, and using OER content; communicating the value of OER to campus communities; and an overview of the Michigan OER landscape. The modules include embedded assessments, worksheet templates, and a summative quiz at the end. The goal of the certification is to provide Michigan colleges with an out-of-the box professional development unit for faculty that can be paired with new or existing OER initiatives or incentive programs. Institutions can also use modules independently for OER education or promotion efforts. Michigan Learn OER is a project of the Michigan Academic Library Association OER Interest Group.
Creating and Publishing Your OER Textbook or Materials
The first chapter after the Introduction is "The Simple 5 Step Guide to Making a Book with Pressbooks." This is a great place for LCC users to start. Once the CTE has created your account, you are ready to begin.