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Are you familiar with Open Education Resources or OERs? OERs can include lesson plans, quizzes, syllabi, instructional modules, simulations, and textbooks that are freely available for use, adaptation, and sharing. By 'open' I do not mean it's just free to access, they have open licenses, giving you permission to retain copies, reuse the material, revise it to your tastes, remix it, and redistribute it. This is usually called the 5R permissions. These materials can be a wonderful source for inspiration! You can also use OER textbooks in your classes to help make them more accessible to your students.
Open Education North Carolina is an initiative that aims to reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open e-textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Learn more about the program at nclive.org/oenc.
Check out this guide from Austin Community College for more information about OER - how to use them, where to find them, and more.
If you need a class website or are just looking for a way to show students resources, let us know! You can create your very own LibGuide! See some examples of past LibGuides created by RCCC faculty here:
And check out these guides made by the library!
Did you know that you can put texts on reserve so students in your class can come look at them in the library? Texts on reserve may not be checked out, but are available for short term use in the library. Making use of course reserves is a great way to make sure that all your students have access to course materials and can work around prohibitive costs. Students can simply check cclinc to see what is on reserve.
If you want to put a text on reserve send the library an email.
Is there a book you'd love to see in the library? You can submit a purchase request to let us know!
The LRC has 3 meeting rooms and a Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) lab.
You can reserve any of these spaces, whether for a small meeting or to instruct individual class sessions. Call the circulation desk at (252) 862-1209 to schedule a time to use the lab or a meeting room.