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Open Educational Resources at CLC: Overview

A guide to open educational resources at the College of Lake County

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Education Resources

Open Educational Resources (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."  

From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for every one to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

OER include digital learning materials such as:

  • modules
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • syllabi
  • simulations
  • open textbooks
  • full courses

More OER Information

Attribution

Creative Commons License
College of Lake County Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) is based on the Lansing Community College Library Research Guide that was edited by Amy Larson, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on design by Regina Gong

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