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OER and Textbook Alternatives @SCF Library

Overview of Open Educational Resources and textbook alternatives at SCF Library and beyond. This guide is designed to help SCF faculty find, create, evaluate, and incorporate open educational resources and textbook alternatives for instruction.

OER and Textbook Alternatives @SCF Library


Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.  These resources are increasingly seen as playing an important role in efforts to address the high cost of textbooks. The librarians at SCF are actively involved in supporting these efforts, and are collaborating with faculty and professional colleagues across the college to help locate, identify, and evaluate OER from a variety of sources. 

This guide is designed to provide information to SCF faculty, professional staff, and administrators about OER and other resources that can be leveraged to support textbook affordability for our students. Faculty, please take a moment to complete a short survey to help us gather information about  interest in OER and textbook alternatives at SCF.  

OER Basics

An overview of OER, produced by Open Oregon.

Library Resources as Course Materials