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Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative

We know that paying for textbooks can be a burden, and we want to help. Beginning Spring Semester 2017, BHCC will offer a limited number of courses that are textbook-free through the Open Education Resources (OER) Initiative at BHCC.

View available OER courses

What is OER?

Open educational resources (OER) are educational resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a copyright license that permits anyone to freely use and repurpose them. The resources can be textbooks, articles, videos, activities and other materials used in your classes.

What are we doing here at BHCC?

BHCC supports a campus OER Initiative, which aims to create entire courses that utilize OER materials. Faculty members design courses around OER materials to allow students to get the most out of their classes without having to purchase a costly textbook.

BHCC is one of 38 community colleges across the country that participated in the OER Initiative, which was sponsored by Achieving the Dream. The project aimed to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students.

So far, BHCC students have saved almost $1.5 million dollars by taking OER courses.

What classes will be available?

You can browse for OER classes in the same way that you register for your other classes. OER courses will be denoted as Z (e.g. PSY101-WB1Z). You can browse available courses in the Student Planning tab of Self Service by choosing Open Educational Resources (OER) Courses from the course “Type” menu. In Fall 2019 over 90 OER courses are being offered.

How do I register?

Registration for OER classes is the same as your normal registration process. Visit bhcc.edu/registration for how and when to register.

How much do OER courses cost?

OER courses have no textbook costs. Some have low-cost courseware fees, usually no more than $30, far less expensive than traditional textbooks and course materials.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?

Current students can contact their advisor with any questions regarding registration for OER courses. You can find your advisor on the Advising Tab in Student Planning. You can also contact BHCC’s Senior Special Programs Coordinator for Digital Learning – Ceit DeVitto at kmdevitt@bhcc.mass.edu.

Please visit our OER Library Guide for more information on Open Education Resources.

Spring 2020 OER Courses

SectionTitleCreditsFirst MeetingLast MeetingStart TimeEnd TimeDivisionDepartmentRoom
ECO-201-05Z Macroeconomics 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences H152
ECO-201-WB1Z Macroeconomics 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences Online
ECO-201-WBZ Macroeconomics 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences Online
ECO-202-01Z Microeconomics 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences D211
ECO-202-03Z Microeconomics 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences D211
ECO-202-05 Microeconomics 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences B134
ENG-111-25Z College Writing I 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Humanities and Learning Communities English Department B215
ENG-111-45Z College Writing I 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Humanities and Learning Communities English Department B215
ENG-112-WB2Z College Writing II 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Humanities and Learning Communities English Department Online
ENG-112-WB4Z College Writing II 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Humanities and Learning Communities English Department Online
FRE-101-WBZ Elementary French I 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Humanities and Learning Communities Foreign Languages Online
GEO-101-WBZ World Regional Geo 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences Online
GOV-101-02Z Gov/Politics in US 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences B134
HIS-151-WBZ Colonization Thru Civil War 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences Online
HIS-152-WBZ Reconstruction to Present 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global History and Social Sciences Online
LIT-204-03Z Lit in America II 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Humanities and Learning Communities English Department B114
LIT-211-01Z Mast World Lit I 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Humanities and Learning Communities English Department B218
MAT-093-06CZ Foundations of Mathematics 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math H172
MAT-093-10CZ Foundations of Mathematics 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B104
MAT-097-03Z Foundations of Algebra 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D215
MAT-097-04Z Foundations of Algebra 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math H175
MAT-097-05CZ Foundations of Algebra 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math H172
MAT-097-06Z Foundations of Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B128
MAT-097-10Z Foundations of Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math H148
MAT-097-28CZ Foundations of Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B104
MAT-097-37Z Foundations of Algebra 3 1/24/20 5/15/20 12:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D210
MAT-097-Q1Z Foundations of Algebra 3 2/3/20 3/25/20 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math 410
MAT-098-01CZ Pre-Statistics 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B104
MAT-098-02CZ Pre-Statistics 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B104
MAT-098-03CZ Pre-Statistics 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B135A
MAT-098-07CZ Pre-Statistics 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B224
MAT-098-08CZ Pre-Statistics 3 1/21/20 5/12/20 6:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math G138
MAT-099-05CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D209
MAT-099-08CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D208
MAT-099-10CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 7:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D210
MAT-099-12CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B135B
MAT-099-14CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D215
MAT-099-16CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B218
MAT-099-19CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/12/20 6:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D209
MAT-099-20CZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math H174
MAT-099-WBCZ Intermediate Algebra 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Science, Engineering & Math Math Online
MAT-181-05CZ Statistics I 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B224
MAT-181-06CZ Statistics I 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B135A
MAT-181-12CZ Statistics I 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B104
MAT-181-20CZ Statistics I 3 1/22/20 5/13/20 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B104
MAT-181-26CZ Statistics I 3 1/23/20 5/14/20 6:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math G138
MAT-194-01CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/22/20 5/13/20 9:00 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B135B
MAT-194-03CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/22/20 5/13/20 7:00 a.m. 8:40 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D210
MAT-194-06CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/22/20 5/13/20 11:00 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D215
MAT-194-09CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/21/20 5/14/20 4:00 p.m. 5:40 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math B218
MAT-194-13CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/21/20 5/14/20 11:00 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D209
MAT-194-15CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/22/20 5/13/20 2:00 p.m. 3:40 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D208
MAT-194-20CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/23/20 5/14/20 6:00 p.m. 9:40 p.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math D209
MAT-194-21CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/21/20 5/14/20 9:00 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Science, Engineering & Math Math H174
MAT-194-WB1CZ College Algebra for STEM 4 1/21/20 5/15/20     Science, Engineering & Math Math Online
MAT-281-WB1Z Calculus I 4 1/21/20 5/15/20     Science, Engineering & Math Math Online
MUS-101-01Z Music Fundamentals 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Humanities and Learning Communities Performing Arts B125
MUS-101-WBZ Music Fundamentals 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Humanities and Learning Communities Performing Arts Online
PSY-101-22Z Prin of Psychology 3 1/21/20 5/14/20 10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences B106
PSY-101-WB1Z Prin of Psychology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
PSY-101-WB2Z Prin of Psychology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
PSY-101-WB3Z Prin of Psychology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
PSY-101-WBZ Prin of Psychology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
SOC-101-WB1Z Prin of Sociology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
SOC-101-WB2Z Prin of Sociology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
SOC-101-WB3ZH Prin of Sociology-Honors 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
SOC-101-WBZ Prin of Sociology 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
SOC-227-WBZ Sociology of Race & Ethnicity 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Behavioral, Social Science & Global Behavioral Sciences Online
SPN-101-WB1Z Elem Spanish I 3 1/21/20 5/15/20     Humanities and Learning Communities Foreign Languages Online
VMA-161-T1Z Intro Digital Photography 3 1/21/20 5/12/20 6:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Division of Professional Studies Visual and Media Arts E160