ABOUT THE PROJECT
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 colleges and universities.
WHAT IS OPEN EDUCATION?
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. By replacing expensive commercially published resources, OERs save students money and lower the overall cost of higher education.
HOW IT WORKS
In the first two years of the initiative, NC LIVE and its partners will assess and select open textbooks for 30 courses. NC LIVE will support faculty adoption of these OER materials in their curriculum through mini-grants, as well as fund OER workshops via the Open Textbook Network. The initiative will be coordinated by an OER Program Librarian employed by NC LIVE.
The call for applications for the NC LIVE OER Program Librarian will be announced soon. The Program Librarian will coordinate the initiative alongside an OER Advisory Committee.
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