An Ecosystem of OERs to Support Student Learning and Build Community in Gateway Mathematics Courses
Jonas Reitz, Professor, Mathematics; Andrew Parker, Assistant Professor, Mathematics; Charlie Edwards, Co-Director, OpenLab; Ariane Masuda, Associate Professor, Mathematics; Jenna Spevack, Professor, Communication Design, All from New York City College of Technology
The New York City College of Technology and Borough of Manhattan Community College are collaborating to develop free, high-quality OERs supporting student learning in gateway mathematics courses. Leveraging the open source WeBWorK platform, teams are developing high-quality problems and problems sets aligned with the curriculum. At City Tech, additional development has bridged WeBWorK and the OpenLab, our open digital platform for teaching, learning and collaboration, creating a community space where students can ask for help and view answers to related questions. The OER ecosystem is rounded out by curated collections of online resources and faculty-developed classroom activities and STEM applications.