The future of OER & Mathematics
Mike Nevins shares with SBCTC on Vimeo.
Mike Nevins is a full-time mathematics instructor at Everett Community College. He created his own open course materials using a variety of open resources including Tyler Wallace’s algebra textbook and wamap. The response he’s received from students so far has been great. He plans to develop more open course materials for Math 91 and 92 during an upcoming sabbatical. His dream is that five to ten years out all developmental math courses will feature open educational resources. Mike’s motivated by stories students have shared that illustrate the part he plays in developing autonomous learners. OER to Mike represents equal access to everyone, and freedom – freedom to push away from the norm, from textbook constraints and traditional pedagogy.