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Open Educational Resources: Use & Create OER

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Adopting OER

Five Steps to OER Adoption
Guide from Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)

Adoption Guide – 2nd Edition
A reference for instructors, institutions, and students on adopting open textbooks from BCCampus Open Education

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources
by the Center for Media and Social Impact

OER Accessibility

Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition
by BCcampus

Accessibility Guides from Affordable Learning Georgia
Resources to help creators of OER make their open content accessible.

Accessibility Best Practices for Course Materials (57:38)
2022 PASCAL presentation by education experts from USC Upstate and Northeastern Technical College.

Creating OER

Create Open Textbooks
Guides and toolkits from BCcampus Open Education

Creating Open Educational Resources
Free online course from The Open University

How do I create Open Educational Resources?
FAQ from Open Oregon Educational Resources with help on licensing and copyright, platforms for open content, engaging students in creating open content, creating accessible content, and more.

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students
A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other OERs.

Licensing OER

Creative Commons Licenses
CC licenses give any individual or organization a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law.

Open Licenses
by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

Copyright and Open Licensing
Open license information from the Iowa State University Digital Press OER Starter Kit

Licensing and Copyright Guidance - FAQ
by Open Oregon Educational Resources

OER Support at GTC

Librarians are available to assist with OER research, evaluation, citations, and licensing:  

Instructional Designers are available in the Curriculum and Instructional Support Center (CISC) to help with OER curriculum integration and course design:
OER Consultations
(864) 236-6439
Barton 105 Room 139
Traditional Subjects Specialist
(864) 250-8807
Barton 112 Room 147

OER Licensing & Awards
(864) 236-6500
Barton 105 Room 129
Trades Subjects Specialist
(864) 250-8769
Barton 112 Room 147
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