A: ZTC stands for “zero textbook cost” and refers to materials that are freely available for Hostos students to use at no cost. These may be materials that are made available through a subscription or purchase by the Hostos Library, or they may have an “open” license that authorizes their use, or it could simply be that the copyright owner has chosen to make these materials freely available on the Internet. OER stands for “open educational resources” and usually refers to materials that have an “open” license. Learn more about open licenses here:
A: These are all available from this page:
A: Most of these materials were created, compiled, and adapted by your faculty colleagues at Hostos, with Hostos courses and Hostos students in mind. A few of those listed are OER textbooks that were created by faculty at other institutions and adopted/adapted by your colleagues to fit a specific Hostos course. In some cases these have been put through a peer-review process.
A: There are a few steps:
A: There are options:
A: Contact Professor Linda Miles. We would love to work with you to develop new ZTC/OER resources. This program has been so valuable in the real savings it has provided for our students. Stipends may be available for this work, depending on funding.