CA ZTC Degree Grantees
Below are OER resources that instructors developing their own OER courses may find useful.
- The Chancellor’s Office maintains an Open Educational Resources page.
- Vision Resource Center is the new clearing house for OER and other materials that help fulfill the missions of California community colleges.
- COOL4Ed.org lists 50 most transferable courses within California public universities and colleges, identified by their C-ID.
- San Bernardino Valley College maintains an OER by Discipline list.
- LibreTexts.org is a project based at UC Davis compiling a list of OER textbooks by discipline.
- OpenStax publishes OER textbooks in sciences and humanities, based at Rice University.
- OpenSUNY is an OER effort in the SUNY system.
- Open Textbook Library is maintained by University of Minnesota.
- OER Commons is a search engine for OER.
- SkillsCommons is an OER search engine oriented towards CTE disciplines.
- Open Access books on SpringerLink (click on “Browse all titles on SpringerLink available through your library”; the collection there includes Open Access books)
- Directory of Open Access Books lists books that are available from traditional publishers with an open-access license.
OER is defined by the community as educational resource that provide users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute. However, for the purpose of California legislations (AB 798, for example), our focus is on the costs borne by our students. Hence, we include other resources that are free to our students in our ZTC courses. Below is a limited list of such resources in use:
- CoA Library Resources
- Article Databases & e-Resources: includes EBSCO eBooks and select titles published by Springer Nature.
- Instructions for CoA faculty on embedding CoA library materials/services and OER material into Canvas