Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Faculty
OER guides by subject created by CGCC faculty
Using Open Education Resources has saved our students $ 5,574.50 in textbook costs since June 2011.
What are Open Educational Resources?
Open educational resources are materials that are available online for anyone to use. "Open" means the creator has chosen to grant certain uses to anyone, such as distribute and remix their work for free, as long as you credit them for the original work. The library can help you find OERs for your class.
About the Licenses
The key distinction about open resources is their differing copyright, called a Creative Commons copyright license.
Evaluating Open Textbooks and OERs
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