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Building a Team: Training OER Support Staff (24SU-ZTCTEAM-1)

Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
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Designed for those who coordinate or aspire to lead Open Education Resources (OER) and Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) programs, this course will help you explore strategies for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and administrators who can collaborate to gather greater visibility for OER and ZTC on your campus and successfully implement OER and ZTC initiatives. This course also discusses how to implement key elements of an OER/ZTC workflow, ranging from searching for and sharing OER materials, to developing and formatting original OER materials, using appropriate attributions and licensing, as well as ensuring accessibility. 


  • Articulate the fundamentals and significance of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education.
  • Gain proficiency in the basics of citing, licensing, and ensuring the technical aspects of OER, such as accessibility and formatting.
  • Explore and apply techniques for supporting faculty and growing OER/ZTC initiatives.
  • Develop strategies for building and training efficient OER/ZTC support teams.


  • Fulfills: This introductory course is designed for those developing ZTC pathway programs at California community colleges.
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 36 hours
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginning

Optional Graduate-Level University Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional graduate-level university credits through Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply. To learn more, visit the FPU @ONE Online Courses page