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Lansing Community College Library

Open Educational Resources at LCC: Finding OER: Adopt, Adapt, or Create

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

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 page or the OER Collections box or OER Repositories box on this page. The CTE OER Faculty Fellow can also help you with this step.
  3. If you find something appropriate, decide if you want to use the textbook as is, edit, add to, or modify the contents in other ways.
  4. Talk to your program lead or department chair about applying for an OER Award.

Find, Adapt, and Remix

OER Evaluation Criteria

Open Textbook Collections

Open textbooks are free, online learning materials with Creative Commons licenses. Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each will have a particular focus, and items you can't find in other collections.

OER Repositories

OER repositories contain more than just open textbooks.  All content featured within these pages is free but usage rights vary. Materials in these repositories are released under a Creative Commons license while some are in the public domain.