OER Faculty Resources

Maricopa OER Faculty Workshop

Maricopa OER WorkshopCreated in 2013 by Maricopa faculty member Matthew Bloom, the Maricopa OER Faculty Workshop is a great place to get started. The course provides an overview of open educational resources, including what they are, how the licenses work, where to find them, how to create and share them yourself, and how to design assignments that leverage the permissions afforded by open licensing. This has all you need to understand OER use and creation.

PC Open Educational Resources LibGuide

OER word doodleOpen Educational Resources (OER) are free or low cost materials that have less restrictive copyright requirements than traditional “for profit” items. Most OER use Creative Commons licensing which allows the reuse and often the revising, remixing and sharing of the material as long as certain license requirements are met, such as giving credit to the original creator.

This site is designed as a starting point to help faculty find and learn more about different types of OER materials they can use in their courses.

Canvas Commons

OER course Canvas Commons search with MMOER filterFind more than 30 full courses to remix, reuse, and redistribute developed through the Maricopa Millions project with a search in Canvas Commons using the tag "MMOER". You can also fin many OER textbooks, such as those published by OpenStax/Rice University, are available through Canvas Commons course shells and ready to import into your course. Just search using "OpenStax”. And there is much more to find.

For information about Canvas Commons, course development, and how to import content into your own Canvas shell, contact the PC Center for Teaching & Learning.