Open Educational Resources (OER)

SCC OER Institute: Workshops 1, 2, & 3

November 9, 1:00-4:00pm in LRC 141

SCC is a sub-awardee of the LibreTexts OER Grant which provides LRCCD faculty the opportunity to receive stipends for harvesting Open Educational Resources. This workshop series will inform attendees on the general FAQs of Open Educational Resources, how to find OERs, and how to write a report that matches OERs to course objectives.

After faculty members complete this series of workshops, they will have the opportunity to conduct 20 hours of work searching for OERs and then writing up a report that will be sent to LibreTexts. When they finish this report, they will receive a stipend for $900.

Presented by Rebecca Goodchild

Flex credit is available for this event.

OER Definition

According to the Creative Commons, Open Educational Resources (OER) are:

free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

OER Support Student Success

As demonstrated in the chart below, students today are faced with paying for over-priced textbooks. OER are an alternative that save students money, contributing to an affordable college education.

The Necessity of Open Educational Resources shown via this chart by depicting annual percent changes from 1978 through 2014 for Educational Books, Medical Care, New Home Prices,and the CPI.

The new era of the $400 college textbook”  by Mark J. Perry,  July 26, 2015,  AEIdeas

About this OER Guide

The purpose of this guide is to support faculty adoption of OER, while respecting academic freedom, in order to make college affordable for our students.