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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This libguide defines what Open Educational Resources (OER) are as well as demonstrates how to find OER Resources.


OER Accessibility Course

This course is a self-paced version of the ASCCC OERI Accessibility OER Course. This course was designed with two compatible goals. It is intended to:

  • introduce all faculty to the basics of developing accessible content and
  • provide faculty who will be developing and/or curating open educational resources (OER) with an understanding of accessibility basics.

OER Basics Course

This course is a self-paced version of the ASCCC OERI Introduction to OER Course. Topics covered include open licensing, open pedagogy, accessibility, curation of resources, and research about how OER affects student success. 

OER FIG Campus Shell (Self-Enroll)
Official OER FIG Canvas Project Site to collaborate, share ideas and resources and help out our students by adopting more OER resources.

How to import OER Courses from the Canvas Commons
Video shows how to import an OER course site from Canvas Commons into Canvas.

Making OER Discoverable in OneSearch
Making OER Discoverable in OneSearch. Ryan Edwards. February 2021. Council of California Community Colleges Chief Librarians.

WLAC OER Presentation
West Los Angeles College Library OER presentation.

Promoting OER and Equity at WLAC
West Los Angeles College Library OER presentation at Spring 2021 Summit Follow Up webinar.

Adopting OER at West
West Los Angeles College Library OER presentation at Fall 2021 FlexWeek Workshop.

LibGuides, Discovery Tools, and Websites: How to Make OER Discoverable
ASCCC OER webinar.

Making OER Discoverable in Alma/Primo
ELUNA (Ex Libris Users of North America) California User Group (eCAUG) 2021 Conference.

Making OER Discoverable in Alma/Primo
ASCCC 2021 CAL OER Conference.

SUNY OER Community Course
These SUNY OER Community Courses will introduce you to the fundamental principles and effective practices related to Open Educational Resources. Throughout this learning space, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss methods and approaches to finding, adopting, customizing, integrating, creating, publishing, and licensing OER.

OER & Online Learning: Faculty Quick Start Guide
The Faculty Quick Start Guide is an outcome of a project by ISKME, supported by a grant from the Michelson 20MM Foundation, to conduct a study and develop a set of resources to accelerate OER use for distance education, especially the urgent shift to remote learning during the pandemic in 2020. The Guide, created in collaboration with a selection of OER and online education champions across California community colleges (CCC).