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Open Educational Resources: Be a Textbook Hero!

This guide is designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, evaluation, selection, and adoption of Open Educational Resources

Textbook Heroes!

Library Services identified over 45 ACC faculty who are supporting student success by working toward removing the barrier of high cost course materials. These individuals are teaching with Open Educational Resources, free, or other low cost course materials. Below is a growing list of the ACC Textbook Heroes (more photos and profiles coming soon)!  

Are you a textbook hero? Is someone in your department a textbook hero? Tell us more here!

Dr. Wayne Butler - Business, Government, & Technical Communication

Course: ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing

OER or Low Cost Resource:  Collection of resources including Technical Writing by David McMurrey, Technical Writing via Lumen, ACC Library resources, and other freely available material

Student Development Faculty

Course: EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success

OER or Low Cost Resource: Effective Learning Strategies

Deb Hoag - Government

Course(s): GOVT 2305 United States Government and GOVT 2306 Texas State & Local Government

OER or Low Cost Resource: American Government  and Texas Government by Austin Community College via OER Commons 

Dr. Jack O'Grady - Biology


BIOL 1406  Cellular & Molecular Biology

BIOL 1408 Biology for Non Science Majors I

BIOL 2420 Microbiology for the Health Sciences

OER or Low Cost Resource: 

Biology 2e - OpenStax

Concepts of Biology - OpenStax

Microbiology - OpenStax

Tina Buck - English

Course(s): ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302

OER or Low Cost Resource:  Collection of digital resources freely available, in the public domain or with a Creative Commons License

Carleen Sanchez - Anthropology

Course: ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

OER or Low Cost Resource: Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

Dilani Jayawardhana - Chemistry

Course: CHEM 1305 Introduction Chemistry I (Lecture) 

OER or Low Cost Resource:  Chemistry - OpenStax and Chemistry - Khan Academy

Nandini Chari - Chemistry

Course: CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (Lecture) 

OER or Low Cost Resource:  Chemistry - OpenStax 

Carol Hayman - Anthropology

Course: ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

OER or Low Cost Resource: Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology 

Tasha Davis - Communication Studies

Course: SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

OER or Low Cost Resource: Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies


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