OpenOTC Information

What is OpenOTC Anyway?

OpenOTC designates courses participating in offering open resources (OER) to students through materials provided by your instructor.

How much does OpenOTC cost?

In most cases the materials are provided free of cost or extremely minimal to the student which helps in fulfilling the college's mission to provide an affordable and accessible education to our community.

What is OER?

  • OER can either exist in the public domain, or be licensed for reuse under a more lax intellectual property license, such as a Creative Commons license.
  • OER can be revised, remixed, added upon, translated, and then shared again to meet different needs.
  • OER can take many forms, such as: syllabi, lesson plans, videos, software, tests, teaching techniques, group activities, writing prompts, textbooks, learning modules, lecture slides, lab manuals, experiments, simulations, and course designs. There are no platform constraints. They can exist in a digital or print format.

Please visit our library link that provides more in depth links and FAQ’s


Is OpenOTC compliant to copyright permission?

Instructors are using materials that are available with different permissions. Please see the Creative Commons link for FAQ’s and refer to your instructor for specific permissions.