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Open Educational Resources

OER stands for Open Educational Resources. Essentially, Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials offered freely and openly for anyone to use. The term OER generally refers to digital resources. OER may be in the public domain, or they may be offered under an open license that allows for reuse, revision, remixing, and/or redistributing. Materials with copyright restrictions are not open educational resources.

An Open Textbook is a specific type of OER that is designed to be a free or low cost substitute for a traditional textbook. CLC is committed to offering low or no-cost textbook alternatives to students, and is encouraging faculty to use open textbooks when possible as a way to lower costs for students. To find classes using OER materials, look for the yellow OER star when searching for classes in myStudentCenter.

Programs with OER Materials