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Michigan Community College Librarians OER: Welcome!

Resources for Michigan Community College Librarians providing information, training, and support for faculty adoption of open educational resources.


"The open education movement is a sharing movement, and it speaks to libraries because, at its core, the basic concept is that the more materials are shared, the more the world is bettered."

      - Kristi Jensen and Quill West


"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. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
        - definition from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Creative Commons License
Free the Textbook Owl by Corrina Ulrich is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and is freely available to copy, alter, and share.

"Education Is Sharing"

David Wiley, CEO of Lumen Learning, and a long-time advocate of open educational resources, spoke at the Lansing Community College OER Summit in August, 2015.  His address gives the philosophical underpinning of the movement.

MCO Open Educational Resources Librarians

Members of the Michigan Colleges Online OER Librarian committee are

  • Theresa Biegun (Macomb) 
  • Shawn Curtin (Bay)
  • Regina Gong (Lansing)
  • Sandy McCarthy (Washtenaw )
  • Patrick McNally (Wayne)
  • Deb Shumaker (Kirtland)
  • Jill Sodt (Mott)
  • Tina Ulrich (Northwestern) 
  • Angie Yip (Wayne)

OER and Librarians

An Open Education Reader

An Open Education Reader: A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for a graduate course at Brigham Young University, and edited by David Wiley.

License and acknowledgements

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