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Open Educational Resources: OERs

This guide is designed for FSCJ faculty to discover learning objects and other open educational resources. Faculty will also find information on adding and uploading content to share with colleagues.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Education Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others."  

From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER allow users to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

OER Student Data

What are OERs

Finding OER

Open Textbooks have been released with an open license (usually a Creative Commons license) which allows them to be copied, shared and revised.

OER Repositories contain more than just open textbooks. They also have other digital learning materials such as:

  • full courses
  • modules
  • syllabi
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • simulations

Faculty Webinars: Open Ed Week 2019

Course: AMH2092 - African-American History and Culture (Origins to 1877) / Professor: Dr. Scott Matthews

Course: AST1002 - Intro to Astronomy Laboratory / Professor: Dr. Mike Reynolds 

Course: GEB1011 - Intro to Business / Professor: Dr. Christina Goodell and Dr. Andrea McKeon

Faculty Webinars: Open Ed Week 2018

Course: AST1002 - Intro to Astronomy / Professor: Dr. Mike Reynolds 

Course: ENC1101 - English Composition I / Professor: Dr. Shep Shepard

Course: ENC1102 - Writing With Texts / Professor: Dr. Dan Powell

Course: HUM2210 - Humanities: Prehistory to the 15th Century / Professor: Dr. Scott Cason

Course: MAC1105 - College Algebra / Professor: Dr. Caroline Sampson

Course: MAT1033 - Intermediate Algebra / Professor: Jerry Shawver