Course Transformation Projects

Course Transformation Projects

LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, a program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, has funded 17 projects through the Affordable Learning LOUISiana Open Educational Resources Course Transformation Program. These projects were selected through a competitive program that seeks to lower the cost of post-secondary education for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation. Completed transformed course materials are now available at https://louis.oercommons.org/ for others to explore and adopt.

For the 17 awarded projects, funding supported faculty as they replaced their existing commercial textbook with no cost, open materials. These open materials, also known as Open Educational Resources or OER, are freely available to students. Therefore, they save students money and ensure all students have access to the required materials from the first day of classes. All resources carry a Creative Commons license, which grants others the permission to copy, distribute, and make use of these works. These open licenses allow others to customize the course materials to their class and student learning outcomes instead of being bound to traditional one-size-fits-all model of commercial publishers.

Completed Projects

Northshore Technical Community College team coordinated by Professor Tracie Bates:

BIOL 1010 (statewide common course CBIO 1013)

General Biology I / Introduction to Biology I

 

BIOL 1020 (statewide common course CBIO 1023)

General Biology II / Introduction to Biology II 

 

Delgado Community College team coordinated by Dr. Amanda H. Rosenzweig:

BIOL 144 (statewide common course CBIO 1041 and CBIO 1044)

General Biology II Lab

Grambling State University team coordinated by Dr. Connie Walton:

CHEM 223 (statewide common course CCEM 2213)

Organic Chemistry I

 

CHEM 224 (statewide common course CCEM 2223)

Organic Chemistry II

 

SOWELA Technical Community College team coordinated by Dr. Paige S. Spencer:

CHEM 1010 (statewide common course CCEM 1123 and CCEM 1124)

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM 1020 (statewide common course CCEM 1133 and CCEM 1134)

General Chemistry II

Northshore Technical Community College team coordinated by Professor Katie Cali:

CRMJ 1330 (statewide common course CCRJ 2213)

Introduction to Criminal Law

 

CRMJ 1340 (statewide common course CCRJ 2113 and CCRJ 2513)

Deviance (Criminology)

 

SOCL 2120 (statewide common course CSOC 2113)

Social Problems

Grambling State University team coordinated by Dr. Liangyue Lu:

DEED 728

Dissertation Proposal Development / Advanced Research Design

 

DEED 736

Qualitative Research Methods

Fletcher Technical Community College team coordinated by Professor Alyson Blythe:

ENGL 1010 (statewide common course CENL 1013)

English Composition I

 

ENGL 1020 (statewide common course CENL 1023)

English Composition II

 

SOWELA Technical Community College team coordinated by Dr. Michael G.  Rather, Jr.:

ENGL 2410 (statewide common course CENL 2303)

Introduction to Fiction

 

ENGL 2430 (statewide common course CENL 2313)

Introduction to Poetry and/or Drama

River Parishes Community College team coordinated by Professor Rusti Liner:

GEOG 2010 (statewide common course CGRG 2013)

Introduction to Geography

 

GEOG 2030 (statewide common course CGRG 2113)

Cultural Geography

 

GEOG 2037

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

 

GEOG 2050 (statewide common course CGRG 2213)

Physical Geography

Fletcher Technical Community College team coordinated by Professor Vanessa H. Jacobs:

HIST 1500 (statewide common course CHIS 1113)

World History I

Delgado Community College team coordinated by Professor Kiel Ellis:

MATH 120 (statewide common course CMAT 1103)

Contemporary Mathematics

 

River Parishes Community College team coordinated by Dr. Esperanza Zenon:

MATH 2100 (statewide common course CMAT 2115)

Calculus I

 

MATH 2110 (statewide common course CMAT 2125)

Calculus II

River Parishes Community College team coordinated by Dr. Esperanza Zenon:

PHYS 2010L (statewide common course CPHY 2111 and CPHY 2114)

General Physics Lab I 

 

PHYS 2020 (statewide common course CPHY 2123 and CPHY 2124)

General Physics II

 

PHYS 2020L (statewide common course CPHY 2121 and CPHY 2124)

Physics II Lab

Fletcher Technical Community College team coordinated by Professor Stacey Guidry:

PSYC 2610 (statewide common course CPSY 2613)

Educational Psychology

 

PSYC 2230

Psychology in the Media & Arts

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