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Open Educational Resources - Diversity: The Project

Open Educational Resources Guide Key

 Open - free to use and repurpose

 Free - free to use

 Affordable - available at low cost

 Free North Shore - available to NSCC students and faculty

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, sharing, and/or adapting. (Adapted from UNESCO definition).

NSCC Diversity Statement

NSCC is committed to developing and maintain an inclusive, proactive, and empowered culture where diversity is a guiding value, not just in theory, but in practice.  This will foster an environment which respects all individuals, groups, cultural backgrounds and diverse points of view.

The Open Educational Resources Guide

The Open Project is a joint collaboration between the Library and Academic Technology to create this Open Educational Resource Guide for faculty to locate quality, free content for their courses. This guide is designed to bring together practical and appropriate open educational resources that can be adapted for class use. This is also a forum where faculty can communicate and share the resources that they have found useful.

How Can I participate?

Use: One of the most important ways to participate is to use open educational resources.  Whether you are replacing your textbook or finding excellent assignment guidelines, delve into these resources and provide them for your students. 

Share: Be sure to let people know that you are using open educational resources and direct them to this resource so they too can participate.  Emphasize to your students the importance of supporting open educational resources and how that can impact their wallets.

Add: Look to your own materials and help contribute to the open educational resources movement.  If you have created any material that you feel others will benefit from, donate them to an open educational resource or acquire a Creative Commons license and post them on the Internet.