Requirements for Searchable Course Information
The Texas law (SB810) requires that institutions of higher education provide searchable information to students about OER-only courses. It defines OER as "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that allows for free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others, including full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
The requirement applies to all public and private institutions of higher education in the state of Texas.
The requirement applies beginning in Spring 2018.
SB810 amends existing price disclosure laws to increase transparency in communicating with students about resources required for their educational pursuits.
This guide introduces important considerations to discuss with stakeholders as you work collaboratively to determine and implement policies and processes that work best for your campus. The milestone reporting features will help you connect with others and share information more easily.