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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Labeling course sections with OER or Low-Cost

Labeling Course Sections
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has made it possible for students to search in the Class Schedule for courses using  " OER: No Textbook to Purchase" or "Low-Cost Textbook“
 course attribute.  This labeling requirement is in response to Washington State Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1375 (Links to an external site.), that amended RCW 28B.50, (Links to an external site.) (RCW 28B.50.789 (Links to an external site.)), stipulating that a community college shall provide information about the cost of required materials for each course section.  This labeling requirement is applied only to colleges who have deployed ctcLink. Labeling policies are now instituted in the SBCTC Coding Manual and require colleges to identify courses accordingly.