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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
PSC.101 Intro Astronomy Astronomy
PSY.101 Intro to General Psychology Psychology
SOC.101 Principles of Sociology Introduction to Sociology 2e
SPN.101 Elementary Spanish I Various OER
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