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Open Educational Resources (OER)

What are Open Educational Resources? (OER)

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Open Educational Resources (OER) are FREE or LOW-COST online teaching and learning resources that save your students money and support their success. OER include digital materials such as:

  • Open textbooks
  • Full courses or modules
  • Syllabi
  • Lectures
  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Games & Simulations
  • Images and more

The 5Rs of OER: OER materials are released under Creative Commons (CC) licensing terms by which users have free and perpetual permission to  


  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

Where to find OER?

Which Classes Use OER at CCC?

How to Get Started with OER

Fill out the OER & ZTC Interest Form here:

CCC has grant money available to compensate your time as you adopt, adapt, and compile OER & ZTC materials for your course. Fill out this grant application:

Questions about OER and ZTC? Email our OER Coordinator Maritez Apigo.