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.

Finding OER Worksheet

OER Treasure Hunt Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help you organize the resources you find and determine which might be best for your course.

What makes a "good" OER?

When considering an OER for a course, there a few things to consider.  Just like selecting a textbook, you should evaluate the OER to make sure it is meeting the needs of the course, yourself, your students, and our institution.  Achieve, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization, has established rubrics for evaluating OER, and these rubrics are used in the OER Commons website to evaluate OER.  They have identified eight areas to consider (see below):

Rubrics for Evaluating Sources


The ASCCC's OERI is currently seeking faculty to serve in a variety of roles. This application process will create a pool of faculty from which we will select reviewers for newly developed resources, so we have a true need for a faculty from a broad array of disciplines - including those who may or may not have experience with OER.

The ASCCC OERI Application (Links to an external site.) needs to be completed if you are interested in any OERI role. Interested faculty will need to complete BOTH the OERI application and the ASCCC Faculty Application for Statewide Service (Links to an external site.).

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