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Open Educational Resources (OER) at CLC: What are OER?

Help us Celebrate OpenEd Week - March 4-8, 2024

What is OER?

Any educational resources that are typically:

  1. Free to access online
  2. Low cost to get a print copy
  3. Licensed by the author/creator with rights that are less restrictive than copyright (i.e. all rights reserved). This license typically includes the right of any user to copy (digitally) & print the text as well as the right to adapt it as desired for use in a course.

What is NOT OER

  • Any eBook (unless it is free)
  • Any website (unless it has a Creative Commons License)
  • Articles from a library database (the student tuition pays for access)


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Adapted from the OER guide from the University of Illinois.

Why use OER?

CLC Faculty Views on OER