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Inquiry: The Journal of Virginia's Community Colleges

Author Bio(s)

Kim Grewe is an instructional designer at Northern Virginia Community College's NOVA Online. She is working towards a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership at Old Dominion University where her research interest is Open Educational Resources and their impact on student learning.

Abstract

The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education is becoming more widespread as college educators explore ways to increase college access and affordability. John Shank’s book Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching is one of the better nuts and bolts guides available to those in higher education interested in exploring the use of OER in their courses and programs. This review analyzes Shank’s book and finds that although the guide provides useful advice for collecting, curating, and adopting OER, the book falls a bit short on its promise to transform college teaching.

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