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Open Educational Resources (OER): Home

A guide for faculty, staff, and students about Open Educational Resources

What is OER?

OER Open Educational Resources

"Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes. [...] OER can originate from colleges and universities, libraries, archival organizations, government agencies, commercial organizations such as publishers, or faculty or other individuals who develop educational resources they are willing to share."

Source:  "7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources" by EDUCAUSE


Image Source: "OER Square" by Lane Community College
is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

OER Email Contact:

Taylor Cannon has agreed to to be the central contact for OER-related questions. Please contact Taylor at

Zero Cost E-Books 

zero cost textbook


Staring in Summer 2019we will be using this symbol in our published class schedule to highlight those classes that use online free textbooks/course materials.

We will also be writing a note in the webadvisor schedule to let students know that there is no textbook cost associated with the class.  

Please contact Rebecca Montes and Toni Fort if your next semester's class will be using free textbooks.

OER Task Force - ASCCC

Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges

Webinars - Upcoming and Archived

Resources from the ASCCC Canvas Site

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Alison Finch
Mendocino College
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Ukiah, CA 95482


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This guide contains materials derived from multiple works from the following source: "Faculty Guide to OER" by Tacoma Community College Library licensed under CC BY SA 4.0 

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