​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Open Education Resource (OER) Information

Open education resources (OER) represent yet another str​ategy for re​moving barriers to education. These resources are availabl​e 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 tha​t 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.​

​​Textbook Sites

Cool4Ed​​ (CSU-MERLOT)
The Open Textbook Library (UMN)
OpenStax (Rice)
BCcampus Open Ed (British Columbia)
Skills Commons​​ (CSU-MERLOT)

Course Sites

OpenCourseware (MIT)
Open Course Library (Washington)
Saylor Academy (Saylor)

Multimedia Sites

MERLOT (CSU)
OER Commons (ISKME)
Archive.org (Archive)
Flickr CC (Yahoo!)
Connexions (Rice)
Community College​​ OER Consortium

Software​

Sourceforge (​​Slashdot)
Open Source Software List (Datamation)

More Information

For more information, contact the LLRDE Dean, Dr. Susan Hines (susan.hines@sjcc.edu​). To learn more about OER, watch the short screencast below.​​​

Video created by Brendan Walsh for 2012 Why OER Matters competition.​​



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