LCC named one of top 10 schools using OpenStax OER

LCC has served 27,812 students with free OpenStax open educational resources, giving LCC the eighth-highest total of any college or university in the country.
 
The 27,812 student number is based on seat count. In this semester alone, 139 LCC faculty teaching 267 sections of 53 courses are using OER. Based on a cost savings of $100 per student, LCC’s OER initiative is saving students $597,000 in textbook costs this semester and has saved students about $2.7 million since it began.
 
Courses that adopted OER starting in spring 2019 are:

  • ENGL 121, as taught by Manning, Pierce and Lucken
  • FREN 201, all sections
  • GRMN 202, all sections
  • HIST 211 as taught by Brown and Heutsche
  • HIST 212 as taught by Janowick and Merrill
  • MATH 126, all sections
  • PSYC 175, all sections
  • PSYC 250, all sections
  • RELG 150, all sections
  • SOCL 120, all sections
  • SPAN 201, all sections
  • SPAN 202, all sections

OpenStax is an OER publisher based at Rice University. Its textbooks are in use in more than 100 countries and in 48 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S.
 
Thank you to all faculty using OER in your classrooms!