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OER Tools and Resources

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Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses designed to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use creative work.

Teaching Resources

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) is a consortium of community and technical colleges committed to expanding access to education and increasing student success through adoption of open educational policy, practices, and resources.

California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network provides professional development resources for CCC faculty and staff across a range of topics.

OER Commons is a comprehensive online resource for identifying and adopting high-quality OER resources and solutions.

Repositories & Content

California Open Online Library for Education (Cool4Ed) is a partnership between California Community Colleges, The California State University, and University of California providing OER textbooks, course materials, online courses, and open access journals and articles.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) is a consortium of community and technical colleges committed to expanding access to education and increasing student success through adoption of open educational policy, practices, and resources. CCCOER also provides the Five Steps to OER Adoption.

OER Commons is a comprehensive online resource for identifying and adopting high-quality OER resources and solutions.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

OpenStax is a non-profit operating from Rice University which provides a comprehensive repository of OER.

Skills Commons is an OER library of Workforce Training Materials provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Skills Commons also offers a Basic Skills Career Technical Education (CTE) Faculty Handbook.

BC Campus provides a library of CTE OER Textbooks & Materials (select “Trades” from left-hand navigation).

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