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CLC receives $25,000 OER grant

Central Lakes College has received a $25,000 grant from The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) on its campus.

The grant will allow the college to offer OER development opportunities to faculty this spring. It will also make CLC a statewide leader in OER and allow the college to serve students in new ways.

“The grant will allow our faculty to explore using an OER, to redesign courses to use an OER in place of a traditional text, and to pay it forward by authoring original OERs to be shared with other faculty,” said Martha Kuehn, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CLC.

This grant will result in savings for students, for CLC’s high school College in the School partners, and for the college.

“The use of OER supports student success,” Kuehn said. “For many students, expensive textbooks are a barrier to success, as students might try to complete a class without buying the required textbook and not be successful. Sixty-five percent of college students have stated that they decided against buying a required book for a class. OER directly contributes to reduced costs for students, and therefore increases access to higher education for all students.”


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