Open Educational Resources (OER) Information

UWC Programs

  • OER libguide - As mentioned in our webinar (below), the wonderful librarians with the UW Colleges have put together information on OER and many related resources.
  • OER Basics- If you missed our webinar on OER Basics, this link will take you to a recording.  Despite some technical difficulties, we explained what OER is, the benefits, pedagogy related to OER, and where to find some helpful resources.


  • Open Educational Resources - This information was put together by Amanda Wiesenhofer at Lincoln Land Community College and provides a detailed introduction to OER and copyright laws.
  • Creative Commons - They provide training on copyright law and allows you to “legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible and innovative world.”  They have an ever-expanding database of clip art, sounds, and videos. 
  • Open Washington - Links to many OER sites that have course materials that are openly available in a variety of disciplines.  Some of the other links also have “OER Stories” and other information about what OER is.
  • Open Stax- Open textbooks in a variety of disciplines.
  • BC Campus Open Ed - Textbooks that are openly available and adaptable.