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Open Educational Resources at LCC: Overview

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

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Open Education Resources


Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others."  

From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


OER materials are released under an open license granting permission for every one to:

  • Retain -- users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content
  • Reuse -- content can be reused in its unaltered form
  • Revise -- content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
  • Remix -- original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
  • Redistribute -- copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

OER include digital learning materials such as:

  • modules
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • syllabi
  • simulations
  • open textbooks
  • full courses

CTE OER Faculty Fellow

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Denise Warner
517-483-5325 (office)

CTE Open Learning Specialist

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Amanda Estacio
(517) 483-1427

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Creative Commons icon  Open Educational Resources (OER) Guide at Lansing Community College. Edited by Denise Warner (2021); edited by Amy Larson, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on design by Regina Gong.