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Open Access(OA) & OER
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"Tidewater Community College was the first to develop a degree in which an entire associate's degree pathway, called a Z-Degree, can be achieved by taking courses using OER. ... OER degrees emerged nationally last year at 38 community colleges in 13 states with the launch of the OER Degree Initiative by Achieving the Dream (ATD), the community college reform network."