Open Educational Resources

This site is a starting point for faculty to learn about OER and to assist in finding appropriate open materials for use in courses at COD. Contact Denise Cote to learn more about OER or for help finding open resources.

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What are OER?

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
Hewlett Foundation, 2019

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
The CCCOER provides an abundance of excellent resources and services to Community Colleges. (COD is a member!) The organization does frequent web-based workshops that are archived on the site, provides case studies, links to resources for individual faculty, librarians, and institutions.
CARLI OER Taskforce
The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois has partnered with the Open Textbook Network to provide training and resources for librarians employed by member libraries.