Our role is to collaborate with faculty to locate, evaluate, and curate OER resources, and resources that are already available through the TCC Library (text and multimedia) that match course objectives and provide low/no cost textbook alternatives to students.
Understanding what Open Education Resources are and where they fit into the information landscape is the first step in using them to enhance your students' learning experiences.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
OER include education materials that can be freely downloaded or copied, edited, and shared to better serve all students.
Note that the following are NOT OER:
Paid subscription items that allow sharing and modifications.
Items with a Creative Commons license that allow the item to be freely used but not altered or re-purposed.
Curated packages of materials for a fee. Although the items themselves may be open, users are paying for the convenience and expertise.
OERs are a critical component of the open education movement.
The Open Education movement is built around the 5Rs of Open.
The following links are the presentation and handouts from the OER portion of the Copyright/OER breakout sessions on September 3.
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