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Massachusetts Community College Open Educational Resources

'Go Open' Statewide Initiative

Massachusetts Community Colleges “Go Open” initiative is a grant program for Massachusetts Community College faculty who want to replace their current publisher materials with open educational resources (OER).  By supporting open education, faculty can significantly lower the costs of textbooks for students. Applications are encouraged for courses that contribute to certificate and degree pathways that are within the limitations of TAACCCT GPSTEM.

Proposals are classified into four categories: Adopt, Adapt, Build, and Other. Adopt proposals are for enabling the adoption of OER media. The Adapt category is for Faculty looking to modify, combine, or augment existing open resources. The Build category is designed to facilitate faculty looking to create a new OER textbook which would cover a topic with a demonstrated lack of available OER material that meets the learning objectives.

The GPSTEM project is funded by a $20,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25. This product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.

What is OER?