Open Educational Resources at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus: A Case Study

Presented at: 2015 Higher Education Technology Forum

Keynote Address

Jo Klemm, Krista Robisheaux, and Pennie Boyett share how Tarrant County College Southeast Campus has worked to reduce educational materials costs through Open Educational Resources (OER). A faculty committee of 15 members representing 11 disciplines studied and promoted OER use. The library coordinates and supports professors using OERs. Together they identified and evaluated OER teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. In the Fall 2014 semester, 765 students were able to save $119,707, and those numbers have grown in Fall 2015.