Open Educational Resources
Cerritos College for Open Educational Resources!
Sharing OER means...
Increasing access, lowering costs, adapting to standards, expanding impact, harnessing student interest, finding free supplements, joining a community, personalizing content, revolutionizing practices, learning, gaining recognition, transforming, supporting underserved populations, benefiting from others’ expertise, encouraging growth, inspiring others, updating materials, collaborating, democratizing education, gaining recognition, globalizing classrooms,recycling materials.
What Is OER?
"Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt, and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video, and animation." (Definition by UNESCO)
OER in the News:
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office: Textbook Affordability site (includes background/introduction, legislation, reports, media & video, open source (OER))
Last Updated: January 23, 2018 - Cynthia Alexander