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Open Educational Resources (OER): OER support @ SCC

A guide for faculty at Seattle Central College who wish to adopt or create OER course materials

Faculty Librarians

Your faculty librarians can help you find high-quality and appropriate OER for your course or curricular area. 

OER-related services librarians can offer faculty:

  • Direct instructors to OER guides and/or other resources (i.e. webinars, guides, etc.) that will help you formulate an OER strategy
  • Help instructors discuss and target specific learning objectives when searching for materials
  • Help instructors formulate a search strategy to locate OER (search terms, places to look, etc.)
  • Help instructors fill in gaps and search for materials to support specific learning objectives after instructor has searched
  • Help instructors explore library resources that support learning objectives
  • Provide basic copyright guidance and/or resources (e.g. help you track down copyright owners in order to obtain permission to use materials)
  • Refer instructors to appropriate departments and/or individuals for assistance outside of the scope of library support

*Photo of librarians by Angi Anderson

Contact Your Library Liaison:

Allied Health

Kelle Rose

Basic & Transitional Studies

Sharon Spence-Wilcox


Dave Ellenwood

Creative Arts

Alyssa Jocson Porter

Culinary Arts

Katy Dichter


Althea Lazzaro


Sharon Spence-Wilcox

Institute of English

Katy Dichter


Althea Lazzaro


Alyssa Jocson Porter

Social & Human Services, Applied Behavioral Science

Katy Dichter

Social Sciences

Dave Ellenwood

Wood Technology

Althea Lazzaro





eLearning and Instructional Support

Instructional design is the use of learning and instructional theory to facilitate the best possible learning experiences which meet educational outcomes. Through analysis of learning needs and goals at each stage of the course development process, the instructional support team works to create courses where students and instructors reach their educational goals.

The instructional support team at Seattle Central College centers around the instructor working to design a course. Our team is made up of the instructional designer, instructional technologists, multimedia specialists, instructors, and reviewers. Design work is centered on the student and the learning transformations we want to foster during the educational experience.

What services are available?

  • Course Development and Design
  • Creating and sustaining online and face-to-face learning communities
  • Designing for teacher presence and social presence
  • Designing for engaged participation
  • Integrating technology across the curriculum
  • Digital ethnography
  • Storyboarding and design thinking
  • Connectivism and open resources
  • UDL and assessment for student learning
  • Facilitating collaboration
  • Moving courses from face-to-face to full-online and hybrid online formats
  • Training in instructional technology for the face-to-face and online classroom
  • Multimedia development consultations
  • Quality assurance reviews of courses or course materials
  • Implementing blogs, wikis, and social networking into your courses


Robin Leeson, Instructional Designer