When we began working with Dave Ghidiu from Finger Lakes Community College, he showed us how he utilized OER to reduce textbook costs and improve the quality of learning experiences for his students. Here's how we worked with Dave to accomplish his goals.
The result is Open CS1, a commitment that we have made as part of the 2018 CSforALL Summit.
Mimir, in collaboration with instructors from Mississippi State University, Ohlone College, and ten other U.S. universities, will develop and pilot eight units of free CS course materials to improve adoption of free digital textbooks and reduce costs for students.
Our target is to help 1,800 students save a combined $135,000 before the end of 2019.
For instructors who are interested in exploring more of the features within Mimir Classroom, these same OER materials have been remixed and added to our global content library. Since instructor accounts are always free, it's easy to get started.