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OERs at KCC: Learn

Faculty Guide

Visit the following links in this guide to learn more about OERS:

Selection Criteria

Copyright & Fair Use

Creative Commons

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

OERs are free, re-mixable, shareable educational tools, such as textbooks and lesson plans, that faculty can adapt as they see fit. OERs’ accelerating spread across the academy is driven by licenses that permit re-use, re-production and adaptation of these tools by anyone.

  • For faculty, the benefits include unlimited flexibility in designing a text, time saved by adopting existing work, and the opportunity to contribute to open and free platforms.
  • For our students, OERs are free textbooks that offer huge savings when compared to traditional textbooks.

The following are the 5 attributes of OERs 

Interested in learning more about OERs? Here are some suggested resources:

Let's collaborate!

Prof. Shawna Brandle, KCC Faculty Leader for OER Initiative

Open Educational Resources Basics