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Open Educational Resources: Welcome

Educational materials made freely and legally available on the Internet for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute.



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These subject guides will help reduce time spent looking for subject specific OER materials.  
For a list of inclusive OER collection, look on our Finding OER page.


Content, copyright, and searching:
Contact Tina Ulrich at and/or your liaison librarian

Course design and Moodle:
Contact Mark DeLonge

Contact Sherry Trier

Unlocking Learning: The Open Education Resources Movement

"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.”   -William Hewlett Foundation

Faculty at NMC and across the world are joining the OER movement to save students money, take control over course materials, and improve learning.

The 5R Permissions of OER

The Broken Textbook Market

"Free the Textbook" Owl Logo

Textbook Owl.  Corrina Ulrich. CC BY.

LAND Conference Lightning Talk, 2017

Faculty Authors

"WritingMeeting Batali" by Js1182 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Who is best suited to control textbooks: the faculty or the publishers? There are ways to make sure it is the faculty. 

Open Textbook Publishing 

 "To avoid being repositioned as technicians working on the clock for global publishing companies, faculty members may want to give more thought to their potential as authors and publishers."  - Joe Moxley, editor of Writing Commons, an open, collaborative composition textbook

Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by NMC Librarians is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.