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Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER materials curated by OC Librarians
  • OER allow students to have learning materials right from the start of their courses.
  •  Faculty enjoy more freedom in selecting course materials and can customize these materials to fit the specific needs of their students and goals of their classes. 

Studies have shown that the rising cost of books negatively impacts student success and retention:Graph of the impact of Textbook Costs on Students

Learn more about OER

Read more on OER from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources