Zero Textbook Cost Program Resources

The Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) program is one of the Open Educational Resources initiatives to improve teaching, learning and accessibility for all learners. California community colleges have a unique opportunity to plan, implement, and sustain a Zero Textbook Cost pathway of courses (major and general education) fulfilling an associate degree or a career technical education certificate. As resources for courses associated with the ZTC program are created, they are being collected and organized on the Professional Learning Network. All of the resources associated with this program can be found...

Resources for Underprepared Students

The Basic Skills Work Group of the Online Education Initiative is currently focused on identifying “just in time” modules that can be embedded into online courses. Many of our students arrive on campus not yet academically prepared to succeed in courses. These students often lack the mathematics, reading, writing, English second language, and information competency skills that college faculty expect of incoming “freshmen.” Faculty do not always have the time, nor the discipline expertise, to assist these students while still fulfilling the content requirements. Faculty are often left with two...