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Open Educational Resources (OER): Overview

Learn more about open educational resources (OER).

UN logo Open Educational ResourcesOpen Educational Resources are "teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions."  – UNESCO

OER can include full courses, textbooks, or any instructional materials including images, videos, or documents associated with teaching and learning. – CCOER

What is Vol State doing?

Vol State was selected as a 2020-2021 OpenStax Institutional Partner Network. As a new partner Vol State will work on developing a plan to expand the College's use of OER.

CITC 1334 uses an OER textbook

COMM 2045 has sections with all OER content and an OER textbook.

PSYC 1030 has a course section with OER textbook.

What are other colleges doing?


The College is a member of these organizations that support open learning.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Visit the Professional Development page on this guide for more opportunities to learn about OER and to find resources from local PD sessions.