Open Educational Resources (OER)
What are Open Educational Resources?
The Hewlett Foundation defines Open Educational Resources (OER) as teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open Educational Resources can be a variety of forms including full courses, videos, textbooks, and any other tools that could be used to share knowledge. OER can be accessed online, but can also be purchased in the bookstore for just the cost of printing.
Student Savings at Mid
Since the first OER course offered in 2016, faculty at Mid have helped reduce textbook costs and have saved students $1,134,267.00 in textbook costs! Currently, Mid has 18 courses that utilize OER.
NEW Z-Degrees Available!
Mid's Z-Degrees, Zero Textbook Cost Pathways, mean you can achieve your goal of an associate degree by completing courses with zero conventional textbook costs by using alternative instructional materials and methodologies, including open educational resources (OER). Learn more about Z-Degree pathways using the links below.
Available Mid Courses with OER Options
|Course ID||Course Name||OER Resource|
|AAP.264||Business Communication II||Various OER|
|BIO.103||Concepts of Genetics and Biotech||Various OER|
|BUS.171||Principles of Sales||Various OER|
|COM.101||Fundamentals of Communication||Various OER|
|COM.195||Intercultural Communication||The Art of Being Human|
|COM.257||Public Speaking||Various OER|
|ENG.110||Academic Writing||Various OER|
|MAT.101||Basic Mathematics||Various OER|
|MAT.104||Basic Algebra||Various OER|
|MAT.105||Intermediate Algebra||Various OER|
|MAT.212||Intro to Probability & Statistics||Introductory Statistics|
|MID.150||Career Readiness||Various OER|
|PHY.105||Intro College Physics I||College Physics|
|PHY.212||University Physics II||University Physics Vol. 2|
|PSY.101||Intro to General Psychology||Psychology|
|SOC.101||Principles of Sociology||Introduction to Sociology 2e|
|SPN.101||Elementary Spanish I||Various OER|