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Open Educational Resources: Home

Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research.

What is OER?


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. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge

Definition provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Faculty started using OER in their courses in 2017. In 2017-2018, NCC saved 885 students $73,530. In 2018-2019, NCC saved 1,802 students $174,624.
This guide provides an overview of OER, how and why it is used, and resources to help find OER for your courses.
If you have found something you want to use, please contact We will work together to have the information available to your students in various formats that are easily found in the Library Catalog; LibGuides; and Blackboard. If you are already using OERs in the classroom, please contact - we want to hear all about it.
Questions, Comments, Concerns- just email