Eric Piza, PhD from John Jay College adopts Communities & Crime
TELL US WHY YOU CHOSE TO ADOPT OPEN RESOURCES, WHAT DID YOU USE BEFORE?
This is a new course I developed for the Criminal Justice BA major. I learned about the OER program at a faculty development workshop in January 2018 and was interested developing my course as part of this program. Whenever possible, I like to not assign textbooks to my students as they can be cost prohibitive. Also, for a course like this, that draws upon various disparate topics each week, it is difficult to find a single textbook that covers all course topics.
WHAT HAPPENED THEN? HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO SWITCH OVER?
I then spoke to my chair about designign the class as an OER. My chair was very supportive of my plan.