Explore our Showcase of SkillsCommons material that has been reused by others. These showcases demonstrate how you can reuse the OER materials created by TAACCCT grant recipients and others.
What is Reuse?
The CC BY Creative Commons license on SkillsCommons materials provides opportunities for other grantees, other institutions and other users to revise and reuse the materials in a variety of ways to create “derivative works” that could better serve the needs of different learners in different contexts with different technologies.
Examples of Reuse
1. Basic Computer Skills MOOC
Northwest State Community College in Ohio is reusing this Basic Computer Skills MOOC that was submitted to SkillsCommons by the Intentional Networks Transforming Effective and Rigorous Facilitation of Assessment, Collaboration, and Education (INTERFACE) project. This course is helpful to students struggling with basic computer literacy. The Ohio Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is also using this course “as is” to assist people who are looking for employment, but lack basic computer skills. No changes or modifications have been made to this course.
Original Material: Basic Computer Skills Course
Reused Material: Basic Computer Skills MOOC
2. Marketing Outreach Plan
The OER reused was a program management resource from Health Professions Pathways Consortium (H2P) a Round 1 Grant. The I AM iStar project was able to save time and money by using this material as part of their grant management strategy.
Original Material: TAA Outreach and Recruitment
Derivative Reuse: Marketing Outreach Plan
3. Outside Services Contract Monitoring Tool
The Industrial Automation Manufacturing innovative Strategic Training Achieving Results (I AM iStar) grant project needed a program management resource to monitor their outside services contracts. The I AM iStar grant project reused the “Fiscal Monitoring Guide” (MS Word doc) submitted to SkillsCommons by the Missouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks (MoHealthWINs) grant project. I AM iStar edited the document using MS Word, removing the MoHealthWINs grant project information and replaced it with the I AM iStar grant project information and saved it as a MS Word document titled “Monitoring Tool” and uploaded it to SkillsCommons with a CC-BY derivative attribution license.
Original Material: Grant Management and Technical Assistance Documents
Derivative Reuse: Monitoring Tool
4. Records Retention Guidance
The OER reused was a program management resource from Missouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks (MoHealthWINs) a Round 1 Grant. The I AM iStar project was able to save time and money by using this material as part of their grant management strategy.
Original Material: Technical Guidance
Derivative Reuse: Records Retention Guidance
5. Subject Matter Expert Review
The OER reused was a program management resource from Maximizing Student Achievement for Employment Success a Round 1 grant. The Nursing Program Redesign to Accelerate Completion and Support Additional Career Pathways, a Round 2 grant project, was able to save time and money by using this material as part of their grant management strategy.
Original Material: Information Security (Associate Degree) SME Review
Derivative Reuse: Essentials of College Algebra Subject Matter Expert (SME) Review