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A Note about Library Materials as Course Materials
Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as e-books and articles.
Licensed e-books, online magazines & journals, streaming media, and other online resources available through the Seattle Central College Library subscriptions are not considered Open Educational Resources. These resources are restricted to SCC students, faculty and staff, and they are already-licensed materials that do not allow for customization and re-use or redistribution the same way as OERs. Although library online resources are not "open", they are considered "alternative educational resources" (AER) that you can take advantage of and make available at no cost to your students. Library resources are also sometimes referred to as LER, which stands for licensed/library educational resources.
- AER = alternative educational resources
- LER = licensed/library educational resources
- OER = open educational resources
Video: Library resources as course materials
This 5:26 minute video explores how library materials can be an important component in solving the problem of high textbook prices.
Webinar: Libraries Lead the Way, Open Courses, OER, and Open Policy
This webinar from 2013, hosted by the Open Education Consortium, explores how libraries and librarians are involved in supporting open courses, OER, and helping develop open policies.
Book Titles about OER and Open Pedagogy
Call Number: LC5800 .O64 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-27
Massively Open by
Call Number: South Seattle College Library South Main LB2395.7.D64 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-17
The rise of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has become a significant opportunity for millions of students from all over the world to receive quality education over the internet at no cost.
Open Access by
Call Number: Z286.O63S83 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-20