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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and efforts to lower student textbook and course material costs at CCC.

Upcoming events

Open Ed Week is March 1-5th!

This workshop will be rescheduled soon!

Please find the slide deck here

Textbook Affordability Workshop, new date TBD
In this workshop, CCC librarian Kerry Leek will talk through Textbook Affordability options, basic definitions, OER and Creative Commons copyright licensing. We will also talk through what support is available to you at CCC and statewide to make a shift in your class materials. There will be time to ask questions, explore options, and develop a plan of action. 

What is Open Ed week?  It is a week to celebrate, educate, learn, and explore all things to do with Open Education. Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Pedagogy (OEP) use open licensed materials rather than traditionally copyrighted materials. This saves money for students, but it also gives instructors control over their teaching tools. Whether you are new to Open Ed, or have been involved with it for a while, this week is a great way to learn more. 

Open Oregon has an excellent calendar of Oregon- specific webinars, student panels, and other amazing events from our peers around Oregon. But this is a global week of celebration, so check out the offerings of workshops, lectures, panels, webinars, and events from around the world on the Open Ed Week events page. 


Selecting high-quality OER

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources presents the following webinar: Faculty & Librarians Selecting High-Quality OER

In this webinar, we heard from librarians and faculty who are working together to support the selection and adoption of high-quality open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning.  Leveraging the key role and skill set of librarians for curating high-quality and openly licensed resources can give faculty time to focus on the pedagogical enhancements available through OER adoption in their courses. (Last updated Sep 27, 2017.)

Blank screen, prefer the HD version, or want Closed Captioning? Watch the YouTube video.

OER reading

There are a lot of amazing things to read about OER, so this is an incomplete list. Please make recommendations for this list by emailing



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