- Active Learning and Flipped Classroom
- Assessing Student Learning
- Developing Presence in the Classroom
- First Day of Class Tips
- Grading Student Work
- Growth Mindset
- Inclusive Teaching
- Open Educational Resources
- Providing Feedback for Students
- Responding to Difficult Moments in the Classroom
- Student Engagement with Texts
- Teaching Resources
- Teaching Students with Disabilities
- Teaching with Technology
- Transparency in Learning and Teaching
- Writing Across the Disciplines
- Who is the LBCC Student?
- Undocumented and DACA Resources
- Universal Design
Learning Innovation Teaching Resources
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined as “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license.” OER, as the LBCC Library describes them, come in many shapes and forms. For instance, they might be a full course with lesson plans, lecture notes, readings, assignments, videos, and tests, or they might be a single module, textbook, or syllabus. Regardless of their extensiveness or format, the important aspect is the accessibility and open licensing.
Born from a desire to make education less expensive and more accessible, OER is an effective alternative to classic (expensive) textbooks and allows instructors to tailor their classroom to fit the specific needs of specific students. The use of OER also shows a decrease in time spent developing curriculum for instructors.
For more information on OER, including how to find these resources, use these resources, and make these resources accessible, see the LBCC library’s OER guide page.