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Open Educational Resources at CCC

How and where to find OER materials and related information.

WHAT ARE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free, or low-cost, online teaching and learning resources that save your students money and support their success. Materials in the public domain, as well as those no longer restricted by copyright, can be considered OER. OER include digital materials such as:

oer global logo OPEN TEXTBOOKS
FULL COURSES or MODULES
SYLLABI
LECTURES
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
QUIZZES
GAMES & SIMULATIONS
VIDEOS
IMAGES
and more

Image: OER Global Logo. 2012. Jonathas Mello. CC BY 2.0

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.

WHY OER?

Students' Voices from Holyoke Community College

Listen to community college students tell how the cost of textbooks negatively impacts their college success.

From the 2016 Florida Virtual Campus Student Textbook & Course Materials SurveyChart FVC cost of materials survey 2016

What are the impacts of adopting OER?

Customize the OER ADOPTION IMPACT CALCULATOR to calculate the impact of adopting OER at CCC. The calculator is hosted by LumenLearning, developer of affordable OER solutions for colleges.

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