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Fullerton College Library

OER: Open Educational Resources

This guide on OER (Open Educational Resources) is designed to give FC faculty some basic information that will encourage the adoption and implementation of OER in their courses.

What are the Benefits of OER?

What are the Benefits of OER?

OER Quality


For Students

  • Money-saving opportunities every semester
  • Freedom of access anywhere, anytime
  • Course materials/textbooks available from the first day of classes
  • Opportunity to review course materials before enrolling

For Faculty

  • Faculty-driven reduction in student debt
  • Increased student retention and academic success
  • Academic freedom to curate and edit OER materials
  • Increasing availability of quality peer-reviewed material
  • Collaborative approaches to teaching/learning within the college and globally
  • Increased digital literacy, particularly around intellectual property rights
  • Student feedback and open peer review