Annemarie Hamlin and Chris Rubio awarded OER grant
Congrats to Annemarie Hamlin, Chris Rubio, and MicheleDeSilva who were awarded a 2015 Open Educational Resources Special ProjectGrant.
Teaching Technical Writing withOER
Annemarie Hamlin, AssociateProfessor of English; Chris Rubio, Assistant Professor of English; MicheleDeSilva, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Central Oregon Community College
A team of two faculty and onelibrarian at COCC will redesign a technical writing course using openeducational resources to eliminate the need for students to purchase textbooks.The course currently requires students to purchase one textbook and a handbookat a cost of approximately $75 per student. With 156-260 students enrolled eachyear, this project will save $11,700-19,500 annually. The team will reuse, write,and develop materials including video lectures, assignments, and textbook-stylereadings. Ultimately, the team will make this work freely available to and usedby our colleagues at COCC and other Oregon campuses.