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Open Educational Resources OER: Home

The Topic





Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources released under a license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. OER can be:

  • full courses, course materials, lesson plans
  • open textbooks
  • learning objects
  • videos, powerpoints, games, tests, software
  • any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge

undefined of this guide include:

Starting a conversation about Open Educational Resources

Discovering ways to find, evaluate, attribute, and integrate open educational resources appropriate for YCCC

What makes them "Open"?

OERs are licensed in such a way that enables adopters to utilize the 5 Rs: Retain, Redistribute, Reuse, Revise, Remix.



Creative Commons licenses are often applied to OERs to license these rights to adopters.

Suggest an OER Link for a YCCC Library Subject Guide

To suggest an Open Educational Resource please use this form:

York County Community College: OER Presentation

OER - making the case

Topics to consider...

Topics for YCCC to consider:

  • campus wide discussion of OER
  • need for curated content (selected, organized, & presented using professional or expert knowledge)
  • making sure academic standards are met 
  • OER training 
  • College-wide OER Policy