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.

Read more about their project below or learn about the grantprocess and all award winners in the pressrelease on

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.