This guide focuses on (OER) for TCC students and how to find, use, and cite openly licensed and materials.
This OER subject guide highlights and summarizes , , and/or for the following areas, including but not limited to:
- What is OER?
- How to find multimedia OER
- How to cite OER
- How to find OER courses @ TCC
- How to find low-cost textbook options @ TCC
- OER support for students @ TCC
- OER stories
Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. ("7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources" by EDUCAUSE)
Multimedia includes images, videos, and audio.
Open access (OA) refers to online resources that are free of all restrictions for access (e.g. paywalls or subscriptions). Open access can be applied to all forms of published resources and research, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed. Open access materials are NOT necessarily openly licensed. Sometimes, open access materials are also openly licensed, but you have to check the license or copyright info.
Library materials include: licensed e-books, online magazines & journals, streaming media, and other online resources available through the TCC Library subscriptions. These resources are restricted to TCC students, faculty and staff, and they are already-licensed materials that do not allow for customization and re-use or redistribution the same way as OER. Although library online resources are not "open," they are available at no extra cost to students.