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Open Educational Resources at LCC: Using OER at LCC

Learn how to find and use OER materials in teaching and learning.

OER Evaluation Criteria

How Do I Adopt Open Textbooks?

Provide your students an alternative to expensive textbooks by following these steps:

  1. Check with your department or program to see if there are others who already use OER or to see if others are interested in working with you to find or create an OER..
  2. Research available OER by subject by going to the OER by Discipline or the Finding OER tab in this OER LibGuide
  3. Search for some appropriate textbooks for your course and begin reviewing and evaluating each one.based on the content and whether it suits your learning objectives, teaching style, and your students. See the box that outlines evaluation criteria for some tools to help you evaluate OER.
  4. Decide if you want to use the textbook as is, edit, or modify the contents.
  5. Check to see if LCC has a current or upcoming Award Program that you could apply for.
  6. In the end, you will let your Lead Support person know that you will use OER and where that OER is available. You will distribute the OER to your students by uploading into D2L. You can select the best format to distribute to your class such as online, or downloadable PDF.

OER Testimonials from LCC Students & Faculty

LCC Courses Using OER

OER Published by LCC Faculty


OER Published in Other Repositories