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Open Educational Resources

The purpose of this guide is to support faculty adoption of OER, while respecting academic freedom, in order to make college affordable for our students.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

Creative Commons

By using OERs in their teaching, instructors can make learning more accessible for students who struggle financially.

Find OER

SCC’s Affordable Educational Resources Committee (AERC) suggests a number of searchable websites that categorize and review links to open educational resources.

Find OER

Affordable Educational Resources Committee (AERC)

We work to identify alternative strategies to reduce textbook and course material costs for students.

Affordable Educational Resources Committee

OER Grant Application

Apply for an OER grant to work on adopting or remixing OER, or supporting your colleagues.

OER Grant Application

Textbook Affordability Contacts

Faculty providing guidance with low-cost strategies, OER, and zero-textbook-cost (ZTC) teaching.

If you are an instructor that would like to be added to this list, contact Antonio López or Rebecca Goodchild in the sidebar.



Librarian: Antonio López
Phone: (916) 558-2678

Librarian: Rebecca Goodchild
Phone: (916) 558-2377

OER Commons