This brief article discusses Achieving the Dream's OER Degree Initiative. The Initiative funded OER degree programs at 38 community colleges. Several community colleges in the area participated, most notably NOVA and Mongomery Community College in MD.
Who makes the pitch for free or low-cost alternatives to textbooks known as OER, or open educational resources? Increasingly, the answer is the campus library. This article highlights the work of a University of Texas librarian working to promote OERs on her campus.