Open Educational Resources in Connecticut
What are OER?
An Open Educational Resource (OER) is
a "teaching, learning, or research resource that is offered freely to
users in at least one form and that either resides in the public domain
or has been released under an open copyright license that allows for its
free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with attribution." OER
is often available in digital media collections from around the world,
including full courses, lectures, quizzes, classroom activities,
pedagogical materials and many other assets.
Statewide OER Council
Effective July 1, 2019, Public Act Number 19-117
established the Open Educational Resources Council. This statewide
body is charged to develop a plan for resources to benefit college
students throughout Connecticut.
To learn more, please visit the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating council website.