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OER: Open Textbooks and other Open Educational Resources: Getting started

Resources for SCC faculty and support from SCC librarians and others

OER in a Nutshell

Open Educational Resources or OER (including open textbooks) are any content which is:

  • openly available (can be readily found or discovered)
  • openly accessible (exists in a form which others can readily use)
  • openly reusable  (faculty can easily modify & license allows)

Use this guide to: 

  • discover and select OERs for your courses
  • learn to adopt and use them
  • connect with support faculty, staff, and networks

"Open Access Explained!"

Nick Shockey (SPARC) and Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis) summarize the history of scholarly periodical publishing and present some of the rationale for having OER, particularly in the Science field.

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Support from SCC library and eLearning

You are not alone

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Librarians and eLearning staff are eager to help you locate, evaluate, and use open resources.

Contact your liaison librarian or eLearning staff.