Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials created under Creative Commons, a public copyright license that gives others permission to share or add to an otherwise copyrighted work for educational use.

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This guide is an effort to increase awareness and adoption of OER materials in alignment with CA AB 798 (2015).   For further information about this effort, please contact: Sarah Bosler or your program Dean. 

About this Guide

This guide will familiarize faculty members with Open Educational Resources (OER) and the growing OER movement within higher education. Faculty can also use this guide to identify sources of high-quality OER for use in their courses.

Other Related Guidance

SB 1053 Public postsecondary education: California Digital Open Source Library (2013)

SB 1359 Public postsecondary education: course materials (2018)

BP 4030 Academic Freedom

AP 4080 Instructional Materials and Textbook Adoption and Procurement (Section 4)

BP 4080 Instructional Materials and Textbook Adoption and Procurement

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Thanks to Pasadena City College for granting permissions to adapt their OER guide

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