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Textbook Affordability and 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.

Get started on an OER Project

Have an OER project in mind? Complete the form below to connect with Justine! Ready to meet? Schedule an appointment with Justine on Calendly.

Questions? Issues with the form? Contact Justine at

Who is using OER @ CCC?

Learn about colleagues who have already adopted OER and/or zero-cost textbooks in one or more of their courses.

Already using an OER but not on this list? Fill out Open Oregon's Resource Tracker Form.

Open Oregon Project Impact

Since 2015, thousands of CCC students have saved over $1 million dollars through faculty participation in Open Oregon OER projects.

The graphic below provides more information on the impact of Open Oregon activities at CCC as of November 2022.

Infographic that displays the following information: The estimated student savings at CCC is $1,283,261. The student enrollment in OER courses by headcount at CCC is 11,717. The total of statewide funds awarded to CCC is $120,707. The estimated student savings per one dollar spent in funding is $10.63. There have been 43 unique faculty participants across all Open Oregon activities.

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