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