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OER: Open Educational Resources

Guide to OER

OER: Open Educational Resources

What the Library Can Do

  • Help faculty identify existing OER materials, including alternatives to textbooks
  • Make suggestions on where to search for OER
  • Give options for ways that students can access resources
  • Advise on use of Creative Commons licenses

What the Library Cannot Do

  • Be completely knowledgeable of your subject area
  • Make the final call on the quality of a resource
  • Choose your textbook or course material
  • Interfere with your academic freedom


Adapted from "OER Toolkit: Curating" by The Learning Portal College Libraries Ontario and is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

OER Impact Studies

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About this Guide

This LibGuide was created by Angela Davis, Instruction and Web Services Librarian, as part of professional development sessions held for the faculty of Pitt Community College on September 26 & 27, 2018. 

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