The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has been rapidly gaining momentum, as faculty across the country discover the plethora of free, high-quality resources available to them online. Whether OER materials are used to supplement existing course content, or are aggregated and used as a complete replacement for a traditional program, the OER movement has become a big deal indeed.
Some of the most popular sites for high quality open educational resources include:
- OER Commons, widely held as one of the best OER search aggregators
- MERLOT II, California’s OER repository
- Creative Commons, a good source for items of all types of multimedia
- MIT Open Courseware online textbooks, particularly useful for science and engineering courses
- Lumen Learning, providing complete open courses
In addition, you will find helpful suggestions and ideas from the Community College Consortium, a clearinghouse for information, resources, project ideas, and networking to support OER.
Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested? Join the new OER Community of Practice!
Research shows that a typical college student spends between $600 and $1,200 a year on books and supplies. At these rates, reducing or eliminating textbook costs could be the equivalent of giving Harper students their fourth semester free!
Join this community to investigate OER and current best practices for implementing OER in our courses.