Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
Use these links to search the web for more OER resources that you can use in your class.
One OER option for ALS 101 is titled College Success. The author Amy Baldwin is a well-known expert in the field, and the text takes a modern approach in assisting students with their transition to the college experience. I particularly like the chapters on Understanding Civility and Cultural Competence (Ch. 9) and Engaging in a Healthy Lifestyle (Ch. 11). This adoption includes instructor resources such as PowerPoint slides and a test bank. This text is available for free online or via mobile app and can also be ordered quickly from Amazon for a reasonable price. You can check out other titles from Rice University’s OpenStax project here: https://openstax.org/