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What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

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Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Publications and Research about OER

Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (Free e-book).

Open Educational Group Publications

Community College Consortium for Open Education Resources - Our mission is expanding access to education by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Over 200 colleges have joined the consortium and many more participate in our activities and use resources posted here.

Check out the monthly webcam discussions about OERs.

Finding OER Materials

We know that finding OER can be overwhelming. If you need help finding something, please contact Gracie McDonough (gracie.mcdonough@csn.edu), an Instruction and Reference Librarian, who has her certificate in OER Librarianship through Open Textbook Network at UMN.


Instruction/Reference Librarian

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Gracie McDonough