Open Education Resource (OER) Information
Open education resources (OER) represent yet another strategy for removing barriers to education. These resources are available to anyone free of charge; they are generally public domain materials or materials licensed for educational use by an organization such as the Creative Commons.
They are typically distributed in electronic formats (typically PDF, ePub, and HTML).
The Division of Library, Learning Resources & Distance Education (LLRDE) has set for itself a goal both to facilitate OER adoption and to report on OER utilization at SJCC.To this end, we've set up a form that faculty members may use to enlist a search for OER Textbook Alternatives.
Additionally, we will continue to grow our list of recommended OER material sites.
For more information, contact the Shelley Blackman, Library Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). To learn more about OER, watch the short screencast below.
Video created by Brendan Walsh for 2012 Why OER Matters competition.