Hostos Library is always interested in developing more OER textbooks for ZTC courses! Information about how we can create a textbook together is below as well as information about past projects
For more information, contact the initiative coordinator Professor Kate Lyons.
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From 2016 - 2019, Hostos was part of a CUNY-wide and nation-wide Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative funded by Achieving the Dream to help address the high cost of textbooks. Starting with courses offered in Spring 2017 to Fall 2019, faculty at Hostos received support to adapt at least one section for each required course and several electives of the Early Childhood Education degree program to replace traditional textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OER). This makes it possible for a student to complete an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education taking all classes using OERs as the only required texts. It is our goal to expand the adoption of Open Educational Resources to other degrees beyond the life of this grant.