What is OER? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions (Hewlett Foundation, 2008).

CVCC OER logo - Innovation & AffordabilitySo, what does OER mean to you? Simply put, OER means free or very low cost textbooks for students! When enrolling in a CVCC approved OER degree program or OER course, you can select the OER option to get access to free digital text materials. This not only saves you money but also helps you with ease of portability, on-screen text editing tools, e-book marks and much more! OER is one more way showing how CVCC is dedicated to student success!

The following Programs can be completed with OER Courses: