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Open Educational Resources (OER): A Guide for HVCC Faculty: Introduction

Getting Started with Open Educational Resources

What are open educational resources (OER)?

  • Learning materials available to students without cost or with greatly reduced cost
  • Learning materials that can be readily used, adapted, or revised by others as permitted by the original author
  • Learning materials that replace or reduce the need to purchase high-priced, commercially published textbooks


Recommended Reading about OER

Video: Why Open Education Matters

Video Source: Why Open Education Matters uploaded by David Blake to YouTube. Created by David Wiley and David Blake. Click here for more information about this video.


This guide was originally created by Reference and Instructional Resources Coordinator / Faculty Librarian Stephanie Ross and subsequently assumed by Associate Professor / Faculty Librarian Valerie Lang Waldin and OMS / Adjunct Librarian Sarah Romeo.