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The 5 R's of Open

Understanding "open" content

The terms "open content" and "open educational resources" describe any copyrightable work (traditionally excluding software, which is described by other terms like "open source") that is licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:

  1. Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
  2. Reuse - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
  3. Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
  4. Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
  5. Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)

Louisiana Common Course Catalog

Louisiana Common Course Catalog & OERs
  • Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog uses the Open Textbook Library as the primary source of open educational resources (OERs) for faculty members to consider while developing their courses. Additionally, other repositories are continuously being included in the list. The Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog is mapped to a list of potential open textbooks and other educational resources (OERs) for faculty to choose from for the Affordable Learning LOUISiana initiative. These resources can replace traditional course materials and are available for free, without any cost, to both students and faculty.
  • Affordable Learning Louisiana 
  • Open Textbook Pilot grant for FY 2023 -- Call for faculty volunteers to develop courses and textbooks in 20 cohorts, most of them being for health sciences courses. 
Course Title Description On Master Course Articulation Matrix Career Cluster
Microbiology Lab for Nursing/Allied Health Laboratory designed to supplement Microbiology for Nursing & Allied Health. Yes Health Science
Microbiology for Nursing & Allied Health Principles of microbiology, with emphasis on health and disease. Yes Health Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab Laboratory designed to supplement Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Yes Health Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems. Yes Health Science
Nutrition Fundamental concepts of human nutrition including physiology and biochemistry of nutrients, the application of nutritional principles in health and wellness, and current nutritional events. Yes Health Science
Intro to Pharmacology Underlying principles of actions of various drug groups; sources, physical and chemical properties, physiological actions, absorption rate, excretion, therapeutic uses, side effects and toxicity. Emphasis on fundamental concepts applying to actions of most drugs. Yes Health Science
Medical Surgery I Study of the nursing process as a method of individualizing patient care of the adult and geriatric clients. Health Science
Medical Surgery II Intermediate application of the nursing process as a method of individualizing evidence-based patient care with emphasis on essential concepts related to the adult and geriatric client. Health Science
Medical Surgery III Advanced application of the nursing process as a method of individualizing evidence based patient care with emphasis on nursing care of adult and geriatric clients experiencing life threatening or complex health problems.  Health Science
Practical Nursing Perspectives  Provides instruction and guidance in the identification and personal development of those qualities and personal characteristics needed to practice practical nursing. Health Science
Practical Nursing Skills Provides practical nursing skills to meet the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various healthcare environments. Health Science
Biomedical Ethics Ethical and legal principles and responsibilities involved in the medical field. Health Science
Introduction to Health Professions Studies in selected allied health professions. Health Science
Care of Child Theory Variations of the title of this course include: Pediatric Nursing; Pediatric, Obstetrical, and Mental Health Nursing for Practical Nursing; Nursing Care of Children Theory; Pediatrics.
Course content includes nursing theory and practical clinical skills regarding growth and development and nursing care of children.
Health Science
Introduction to Practical Nursing Variations of the title of this course include: Nurse Fundamentals and Nursing Perspectives
Course content includes an introduction to vocation of practical nursing and occupational requirements. 
Health Science
Intravenous (IV) Therapy Variations of the title of this course include: IV Therapy for PN.
Course content includes methods, techniques, and equipment and devices, anatomy and physiology, infection control measures, and complications related to intravenous (IV) therapy
Health Science
Introduction to Safety Foundational workplace safety practices and principles that align with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Manufacturing
Foundational Digital Skills  Content area covering non-industry specific digital skills needed for modern workplaces. All
Financial Literacy Content area covering non-industry specific to provide a financial foundation for life during and after postsecondary education All
Communication and Time management and Goal-Setting  Content area covering non-industry specific communication, time management, and goal-setting skills needed for postsecondary education and modern workplaces. All