“Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.” -- Hewlett Foundation
Retain - Make, own, and control
Reuse - Use the content in a wide range of ways
Revise - Adapt, adjust, customize, or alter the content
Remix - Combine original or revised content with other material to create something new
Redistribute - Share copies of the original content, your revisions or remixes
Open Educational Resources can be chosen or curated by the instructor directly, but they can also be assembled by publishers into low-cost textbooks or course packages. These packages and textbooks are usually compiled from already-existing open resources.
Adapted from Collister, Lauren B. OER-Open Educational Resources under a CC-Attribution 4.0
While library materials are not strictly OER, they are resources available to our students at no extra cost. Our CCC online library contains articles, ebooks, films, reference entries, and more that you can add to your Canvas course in place of--or in addition to--a traditional textbook. Some resources, like CREDO and Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Video), can be embedded directly into Canvas pages. Ask your librarian for how to get started.