We have just started the Open Educational Resources conversation at Nassau Community College, and there are faculty using OER in their classrooms in Fall 2017!
This guide provides an overview of OER, how and why it is used, and resources to help find OER for your courses.If you are interested in finding open sources for your course, please contact me. I can help you locate the material.
If you have found something you want to use, please contact me. 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 me - I want to hear all about it.
Questions, Comments, Concerns, just email (email@example.com) or call me (516-572-7401 ext. 26033).
Open Educational Resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes. OER typically refers to electronic resources, including those in multimedia formats, and such materials are generally released under a Creative Commons or similar license that supports open or nearly open use of the content. OER can originate from colleges and universities, libraries, archival organizations, government agencies, commercial organizations such as publishers, or faculty or other individuals who develop educational resources they are willing to share.