Open Educational Resources (OER)

Zero Textbook Costs at MTC

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

Open Education “…is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge.”

A growing number of MTC courses have opted to use open educational resources (OER) in place of costly textbooks. These courses with “zero textbook cost” have saved current MTC students over $90,000 during the Fall 2018 semester in textbook costs.

List of courses offering zero textbook cost:

FA2018 CIT 2621 All Sections Routing and Switching Essentials
CIT 2631  All Sections Scaling Networks
ENG 990  All Sections Preparing for College Writing
ENG 1000  All Sections English Composition I
ENG 1100  All Sections English Composition II
ENG 1400  All Sections Oral Communication
PSY 1100 02 Introduction to Psychology
04 Introduction to Psychology
BU70 Introduction to Psychology
HI70 Introduction to Psychology
BU70 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 2100 01 Human Growth & Development
PSY 2100 50 Human Growth & Development

OER Information and Resources