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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: Elizabeth Cook, your Academic Senate appointed, OER Liaison. 

About this Guide

This guide will familiarize faculty members with OER and the growing movement within higher education. Faculty can also use this guide to identify high-quality OER for their courses.

Related State Guidance

  • AB 607 Public postsecondary education: course materials (2023)
  • AB 798 California College Textbook Affordability Act (2015)
  • SB 1053 Public postsecondary education: California Digital Open Source Library (2013)
  • SB 1359 Public postsecondary education: course materials (2018)

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

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