Austin Community College (ACC) Learn OER includes a series of self-paced online learning modules. The first nine modules will serve as an introduction to open educational resources (OER) and as an opportunity for further exploration and discovery of open education practices. The tenth module serves as a final assessment of your learning. Throughout the modules there are opportunities for you to test your knowledge and further explore a concept. The modules allow you to learn at your own pace. While you can follow the modules in any order, it is recommended that you start with Module 1 and progress through in order.
Introduction to Biotechnology II (BIOL1415), provides learners with a practical exploration of a regulated biotechnology workplace. This course is a continuation of Introduction to Biotechnology I (BIOL 1414), and the cornerstone for the Biotechnology Level-One Certificate, as it provides students ample opportunity to master entry-level laboratory workforce skills. This course builds on knowledge in biotechnology, chemistry, & biology, and provides workforce training in areas of regulatory documentation, equipment validation, and teamwork. The goals of this course are to develop core laboratory skills needed in a bioscience lab job; critical thinking and multitasking, teamwork and accountability, accuracy in calculations and experimental analysis, and demonstrate skills associated with working in a regulated laboratory workplace.
Communicating to Connect: Interpersonal Communication for Today introduces an undergraduate to a whole new world of concepts with an in-depth exploration of interpersonal communication. Theory and research that reflect what is currently known about interpersonal communication complement practical skills explaining why course concepts are important in an undergraduate’s everyday life. The narrative voice and culturally diverse examples, as well as relevant pictures, charts, graphs, videos, and multimedia enhance reading comprehension. In 13 units, this easy-to-navigate OER (Open Educational Resource) promotes the study of interpersonal communication to the world in the most accessible way possible. Ancillary materials are available upon request to support student learning and instructional planning.