Open Educational Resources (OER) refers to instructional materials that may be freely used, re-purposed, modified and distributed for no cost. The OER movement focuses on removing barriers to student access, provide greater pedagogical freedom to faculty and encourage the sharing of academic media in new ways.

Contact IMFacultyLab@howardcc.edu to partner with an instructional designer on the design and material selection of an OER-supported course or reach out to HowardOpen for additional resources and support.
Open Educational Resources

What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that can be used in your course at little or no cost to students.
True OERs are also copyright free and can be modified as necessary by anyone.

HCC Library Resources:
OER homepage: http://howardcc.libguides.com/oer
Finding an OER - Textbooks, Video, Audio, Images & Courses: http://howardcc.libguides.com/findingoer-oer
Libguides: http://howardcc.libguides.com/subjectguides
Faculty Guide for Evaluating Resources: Evaluating Resources from BCcampus Open Education
OER Evaluation Handbook: OER Evaluation Handbook from Achieve.org

OER Textbooks:
Open Stax: http://cnx.org/
College Open Textbooks: http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
Geology: http://opengeology.org/textbook/

Other OER Resources:
OER Commons - Syllabus, Assignments, Notes, Full Courses, & More: https://www.oercommons.org/
World Digital Library- Creative Commons Artifacts, Articles, Letters, Images & More: https://www.wdl.org/en/topic/
Community College Consortium for OER Resources: http://www.oerconsortium.org/find-oer/
Merlot OER Resources: https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
Open Course Library - OER Courses: http://opencourselibrary.org/
MIT Open Courseware - OER Courses: https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Curated free OER books and textbooks: http://www.campusebookstore.com/

OER Images:
Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/
Google Image Search (labeled for reuse with modification): Click Here!

CREDITS: OER image - Markus Büsges (leomaria design) für Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.