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Open Educational Resources @MJC

This guide provides an overview of open educational resources (OER), Zero textbook cost courses, and gives you tools to help you find, create, and share these resources.

Have Questions? Contact the ZTC Team

Shirley Miranda

Shirley Miranda Brenes

​Instructor - English
mirandas@mjc.edu
(209) 575-7766

Ashli Bumgardner

Ashli Bumgardner

Instructional Designer
bumgardnera@mjc.edu
(209) 575-6878

Share Your OER


Sharing Existing Learning Objects

Open Educational Resources imageYou probably have already created potential OER and just haven't thought about them as resources you might be able to share! OER take the shape of different resources, including (but not limited to):

  • Syllabi and courses created (for example, if you created a class on WWI Literature, it might be useful for others to see your assigned readings and activities) 
  • Videos/tutorials on a specific topic
  • Worksheets
  • Group activities
  • Writing prompts
  • Tests, quizzes, and other assessments
  • Lesson plans
  • Research assignments and activities

MJC OER Group

MJC has its own Group in the OER Commons, where MJC faculty can share their OER. If you've found or created an OER that you use and you'd like to share it with your colleagues, please do. By sharing, we're all able to learn from each other.


Get Started By Creating An Account

You'll want to create an account in the OER Commons, so that you can use its full capabilities.

The video below will show you how to create your OER Commons profile.

Join the MJC Group

Hubs & Groups:

Once you enter the OER Commons, take a look at the navigation bar at the top of the screen. You'll see a drop-down menu for Hubs and Groups. 

What is a Hub?

A Hub is a custom resource center where groups can create and share collections associated with a project or organization to meet their common goals.

What is a Group?

A group is a community space where members of the group engage with each other through Discussions and share resources. Groups reside inside Hubs, sort of like a subset of a larger hub.

How Do You Join the MJC Group?
(If you already have an OER Commons account login)
  1. Go to the OER Commons
  2. Login 
  3. Click on Groups in the navigation bar
  4. Click See all Groups
  5. In the Search All Groups button, type modesto
  6. Click on the Modesto Junior College Group.
  7. Click the Request to join group button
  8. A message will be send to the group administrator who will then add you to the group.
How Do You Join the MJC Group?
(If you Do Not have an OER Commons account login)
  1. Go to the OER Commons
  2. Click Hubs in the navigation bar at the top of the OER homepage
  3. Look at the Featured Hubs 

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  1. Select California Community Colleges

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  1. Next select College Groups

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  1. Click on J to Q

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  1. Click on the Modesto Junior College group 

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  2. Click on Request to join group
     
  3. At this point you will be asked to either signin or create a free account.
     
  4. Once you create your account, a message will be send to the group administrator who will then add you to the group.