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This guide is designed for FSCJ faculty to discover learning objects and other open educational resources. Faculty will also find information on adding and uploading content to share with colleagues.

FSCJ OER Courses

The following OER courses are available for FSCJ faculty as full Canvas course shells. The complete list is available on the Faculty Exchange website. Contact the Center for eLearning (CeL) for access: 


book cover      Astronomy by Various Authors (2020): OpenStax. CC BY

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.

book cover      Our Solar System and Other Planetary Systems edited by Elizabeth Bell & Edith Soto (2018): College of the Canyons. 

A collection of texts, including selections from Astronomy, an OpenStax resource, worksheets from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and resources from the Astronomy Education Group. Published by College of the Canyons for their ZTC (Zero Cost Textbooks) Initiative.