What is OER?

OER (Open Educational Resources) are materials for teaching or learning that are either in the public domain or have been released under a license that allows them to be freely used, changed, or shared with others.

OER can take many forms: 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.

OER can either exist in the public domain or be licensed for reuse under a relaxed intellectual property (IP) license, such as a Creative Commons.

OER can be revised, remixed, added upon, translated, and then shared again to meet different needs.

 

What is the 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.

Total estimated OER savings since Spring 2019: $442,000+

 

Is OpenOTC compliant with DMCA and other copyright laws?

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


Spring 2022 OER Courses

ART

101, 105, 115, 116,
117, 120, 121, 125

BCS

102, 132*, 165*, 200*, 205*, 210

CAC

101

EDU

222, 225, 270

ENG

101, 102

GRY

101

HST

120*

OTC

101

PHY

110*, 115*, 120*, 130

PLS

103

PSY

110

RDG

100

SOC

101*


*Specific sections only

Starting with OER

If you're looking for supplemental materials or want to adapt/develop your own courseware: Visit the OTC Library's website

Additional support with building OER courses can be found at the Center for Academic Innovation.

 

OER Events

Missouri A&OER Symposium Events: https://guides.library.missouristate.edu/AOERConference

Open Education Week: https://www.openeducationweek.org/