Call for Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) Proposals
September 23, 2020
The UC Merced Library and the Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL) are accepting proposals for the Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant. The ZCCM grant supports instructors who are replacing commercial materials with Open Educational Resources (OER) and library licensed materials.
Zero - Cost Course Materials Grant Information Session for Faculty
September 16, 2019
Learn more about the Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant- a collaboration between UC Merced Library and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. This session is intended for faculty to learn more about grant opportunities, Open Education resources, and UC Merced Library licensed electronic resources to help reduce learning materials costs to $0.
Zero-Cost (OER) Course Materials Grant
July 31, 2018
What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER can include textbooks, supplemental materials, teaching materials, test and question banks, and more!
Why use OER?
Using OER allows students to have materials before the first day of class and to have access to materials 24/7 from any internet connection. The use of OER removes financial obstacles to course materials and allows instructors to customize materials to match their teaching style and learning needs of their students.
How can I start using OER?
The UC Merced Library and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) are collaborating to offer the Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant to support the adoption of OER and use of UC Merced Library licensed electronic resources to reduce textbook...